More on the continuing saga of Taking from the Poor… Last week I wrote about Tennessee’s largest counties losing federal funding due to the government’s (mis)calculations identifying poverty decreases within the geographic boundaries of our largest school districts. Yes, you read that right – decreasing poverty in urban schools districts. Shelby County, Tennessee’s largest school district, will suffer a $5 million deficit in the coming school … Continue reading Federal Government Says Child Poverty Rate is Down in Nashville, Withholds Millions from Schools
As you know, a few years ago Memphis City Schools underwent major surgery as several suburban districts seceded from the large urban district to establish their own school systems. Now called Shelby County Schools, the district is still rather large post-secession and overwhelmingly comprised of schools filled with children from distressed circumstances. No urban district is immune to problems, but the large secession makes Shelby … Continue reading Redirecting Federal Dollars from Poor Districts and Giving to Wealthier Ones – REALLY?