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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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SCS chairman throws cold water on city school district hopes

Shelby County School Board Chairman David Pickler is laying out the worst case scenario for municipalities hoping to create a new school district, WMC-TV reports. In addition to the cost of operations, Pickler says cities like Bartlett will face a … 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 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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