The first School Board meeting of 2017 is scheduled to end at 8pm, but with 72 people signed up to petition the Board – well, you just never know how these things will end! By the looks of it, most are signed up to speak about the highly sought after suburban high school west of Nashville to replace the current school that includes a segment … Continue reading School Board Meeting Will Go Deep Into the Night Thanks to Parents, West Nashville Residents
The days that remain in 2016 are so few they can be best expressed in hours. While never really buying into the whole “new year, new you” craze, within the next 36 hours I’ll be owning it! Then there’s the whole personifying of 2016 as the grim reaper (which is the personification of death?). Yes, I agree that in 2016 too many of the Creator’s best have … Continue reading #NashvilleEduStory Feat. 2016 and 7 of Its Best (whether I like the story or not)
Don’t get me wrong, I am good friends with most of the school board members. I do believe most of them are good people who really do love the babies. Maybe it’s too early for board members whose terms are up in 2018 to decide whether they will run again. But it’s a great time for prospects to scavenge the landscape. And yes, I mean … Continue reading Yes, You Should Be Afraid to Run for Nashville School Board. But You Should Do It Anyway!
The election. The cast of characters tapped to lead our nation. The soul-crushing tragedy in Chattanooga. There is no shortage of bad things to distract us from the business at hand, but I’d like to take this opportunity to guide us back to our reality within Nashville’s education landscape. Our school board will be considering a resolution to place a moratorium on Nashville charter … Continue reading Dear Nashville School Board: A Moratorium on Charters is Unnecessary and Harmful to Families
Seems Connecticut has cleared the way for other states with education funding inequities to see a glimmer of hope for the future. In a historic decision this week, Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher ordered the state of Connecticut to revamp its education funding formula to better serve students in poverty. “Nothing here was done lightly or blindly,” said Judge Moukawsher as he read the ruling from the … Continue reading For the Love of Money