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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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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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Suburban citizens provide residents with school info online

Commercial Appeal reporter Clay Bailey takes a look at citizen-led efforts in Bartlett, Germantown and Collierville to study the school consolidation issue and organize residents around a solution: The citizen groups are the latest twist in the ongoing school consolidation … Continue reading

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Memphis calls school consolidation opposition racist

As the Commercial Appeal’s Zack McMillin reports, attorneys representing Memphis are calling any opposition to the city’s school consolidation plan “racially motivated.” The city’s lawyers claim there has been a “consistent and ongoing resistance to racial balancing of the public … Continue reading

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U.S. District Court deadline is today

Today is the deadline for all sides of the school consolidation case to present materials to U.S. District Court Judge Hardy Mays. The court will decide the next steps in the transition to a consolidated Memphis / Shelby County school … Continue reading

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Voice your opinion on school consolidation

Today we announced the formation of Better Bartlett Schools and the launch of this website at the Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting. Please check back often as we continue to add information to this site and post updates as … Continue reading

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