The municipal school campaigns begin

With the new date of August 2 set for the referendums to create school systems in Bartlett and the Shelby County suburbs, the focus shifts to grassroots informational campaigns and get-out-the-vote efforts.

The citizen response has been overwhelming. More than 150 yard signs were requested here on the first day the order form was made available.

Commercial Appeal: Memphis suburbs focus on schooling voters ahead of Aug. 2 referendums

WREG: Municipality School Campaigns Underway (see video below)

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One Response to The municipal school campaigns begin

  1. ESAU says:

    I understand that the Flyer Staff had some questions about how school funding and resource allocation within MCS works.

    http://www.wate.com/story/18322990/knox-county-schools-show-large-per-pupil-spending-gap

    And a pull quote:

    A comparison of Austin-East Magnet school and Farragut High School shows a large disparity in the numbers.

    A look at per pupil spending per pupil last year shows Farragut spent $3,710 on instruction per student, while Austin-East spent $7,101.  

    The school’s ACT scores were dramatically higher than average. Farragut’s ACT average was 23.3 while Austin-East was 15.6. The state average was 19.