The Christmas and New Year’s break brought a bit of a respite to the whole school debate. No sense in trying to report things when many government offices are closed and people are on vacation. This is the quiet before the storm, enjoy it.
There’s been a little bit of noise over the past several days, though it hasn’t gotten much traction. The ministers are still against it, Terry Roland is trying to besmirch the honor of a MCS board member and candidate for state office, talk of transition planning, and of course the inevitable lawsuit.
You know, normal stuff.
Decmber 24, 2010
School consolidation tested Tipton County
Charter dispute may go to court; Shelby County schools consider legal action
Grassroots movement gaining momentum in opposition to MCS charter surrender
Shelby County Commissioner Alleges MCS Vote a ‘Back Room Deal’
Memphis suburbs consider creating independent school systems
December 25, 2010
December 26, 2010
December 27, 2010
December 28th, 2010
December 29th, 2010
Local School Issue on Verge of Going Statewide
Memphis-area ministers seek facts on school consolidation issues
Shelby County probes charter vote; commissioner seeks ethics investigation
MCS Board commissioner denies selling vote
Schools Standoff: Waiting On Opinions
Gatewood Defends MCS Vote Amid ‘Back Door Deal’ Allegations
Shelby Co. Election Commission wants county voters to join special election
Election Commission Request for State Ruling on MCS Charter Vote Further Roils the Waters
December 30, 2010
Memphis City Schools charter decision could affect DeSoto
Election officials request ruling: Do Shelby County voters get say in schools merger?
Voter Makeup Unclear on School Merger
Wharton Calls Potential School Consolidation “Shotgun Wedding”
Many questions remain as MCS charter surrender vote looms
Who Decides? School Vote Still Undetermined
Standoff Continues Between School Systems
December 31, 2010
January 1, 2011
January 2, 2010