The Dismantling of Nashville’s Charters: A Summertime Strategy Sure to Hurt Most Vulnerable

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is a school district of highs and lows; no different than any other urban school district in the United States. Our district is home to one of the highest performing magnet high schools in the country and schools that struggle to teach 3rd graders to read at grade level. Further, there are too few that perform as well as the former … Continue reading The Dismantling of Nashville’s Charters: A Summertime Strategy Sure to Hurt Most Vulnerable

It’s Charter School Season in Nashville and You’d Better Watch Your Back

Or perhaps I should say, GET OUT. The political landscape gets scary around the time charter organizations submit their proposals to operate in Nashville. So, it’s not surprising to see the attacks launch a month before the application deadline. What’s troubling, though, is how charter haters are doing it. The tactics are well-timed, comprehensively planned, and merciless, which would be just fine if the anti-charter … Continue reading It’s Charter School Season in Nashville and You’d Better Watch Your Back