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Will the school systems be merged? Tomeka Hart says no.

This is simply amazing. We just discovered this little-known video (only 18 total views since it was uploaded in June of 2010) posted by the pro-government consolidation group Rebuild Government. The group’s website is gone, but its Youtube channel remains … Continue reading

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NYT: largest school district consolidation in American history

The New York Times reported yesterday the merger between Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools is the “largest school district consolidation in American history.” This “poses huge logistical challenges” for the transition committee and the new combined school board. … Continue reading

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School transition committee hears from consolidation veterans

WREG covers a meeting of the school transition group meeting with the folks behind the consolidation of schools in Hamilton county (story here). Perhaps the committee should also hear from these UT Martin professors, who seem to have reached some … Continue reading

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The effects of school district consolidation

University of Tennessee at Martin professors Betty Cox and Becky Cox recently performed a study to examine the results of school district consolidation. The pair looked at both existing literature on the subject from the past decade and at their … Continue reading

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Covering the Memphis and Shelby County school merger

In today’s story on the ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays, Jr., the Commercial Appeal’s Zack McMillin suggests that any city interested in creating a municipal school district will have a tough road ahead: Norris-Todd includes a … Continue reading

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FOX 13 suggests racial motive behind Bartlett school effort

In a heavily biased interview by Fox 13’s Ernie Freeman, Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald rejected claims that the city is seeking to create a new school system for racial reasons. In addition to making several allusions to racism during the … Continue reading

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With school consolidation, where are the promised savings?

One unfortunate aspect of the school consolidation effort is that it was launched for financial reasons, without any plan for the students in mind. Consolidation supporters such as Stand for Children and Memphis City Councilman Shea Flinn have attested to … Continue reading

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Memphis and Shelby County schools merger may be years off

In an interview with Commercial Appeal reporter Zack McMillin, Shelby County School Board Chairman David Pickler says consolidation between SCS and Memphis City schools could be delayed “many years,” if it happens at all. McMillin also quotes consolidation supporters who … Continue reading

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Stand for Children attempts to generate merger excitement

News Channel 3 was on hand for a sparsely-attended rally in favor of school consolidation in Memphis yesterday: It’s been 4 months since the people of Memphis voted for the school merger and they are still waiting for the process … Continue reading

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Stand says county should ‘demand a plan for our schools’

The local chapter of Stand for Children, a sprawling non-profit child advocacy group with affiliates in nine states, is conducting a survey to determine what respondents want out of a “merged city-county district.” The chapter has launched a website for … Continue reading

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