Following the Media – 12/20-21/10

The vote has been taken and approved. What happens next is anyone’s guess. One thing that we know for sure, there’s going to be some pretty stiff opposition.

Some of that opposition appeared today in the form of a bill filed by State Senator Brian “public schools are the last vestige of slavery” Kelsey. Kelsey’s bill would effectively take over schools that are failing and have recently surrendered their charters. Wonder who that’s directed at?

There was a great deal of commentary, and there will be more no doubt. It will be interesting to see how the media covers this over the next weeks.

The Election Commission has requested information regarding the vote. There’s still the question of approving the minutes, a procedural issue that can be dealt with relatively quickly.

What happens next is anyone’s guess, though an election is the most likely “next step”. Beyond that, who knows?

December 20, 2010

Memphis City Schools board surrenders charter pending voter approval
MCS Board Votes To Surrender Charter
After Lengthy Meeting, MCS Board Takes Fateful Vote to Liquidate Itself

December 21, 2010

Kriner Cash Takes Off the Gloves
Pickler ‘deeply disappointed’ with Memphis school board move to surrender charter
Reconsidering Surrender?
MCS Charter: Jones vs. Whalum
Kyles, Montgomery on Charter Surrender
Cash: Amid Memphis charter debate, opportunity to improve ‘equality and quality of education’
Schools: The Meeting and the Myths
Election Commission requests documentation for referendum on Memphis schools charter
Kelsey Files Bill on Charter Surrender
New debates surface as MCS board votes to surrender charter
That Didn’t Take Long: Kelsey Leads Counter-Attack on MCS
Kriner Cash’s Future Uncertain?
MCS Charter Vote: What Happens Next?
School Officials Confused And Concerned After City Votes To Give Up Charter
Memphis City Schools Charter Surrender: After the Vote
Putting MCS Charter Issue On Ballot No Easy Task
MCS Charter Surrender: Sound Off
Senator Brian Kelsey on Charter Bill
Election Next For Charter Surrender

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