The rally was pretty well attended by media, elected officials, and regular citizens despite being held at 11am on a weekday.
A petition was circulated, in response to questions about who could call for, and whom can vote in, any election that would effectively merge the districts. Also, the specter of the first lawsuit since the vote was raised.
Not bad for a Friday.
January 7, 2011
Two MCS Questions
Supporters to sue to force vote on surrendering Memphis City Schools’ charter
Nashville consolidation expert offers insight into school mergers
Citizens for Better Education to sue Shelby County Election Commission
Pro-Merger Forces Rally Downtown
Schools Dispute About To Move Into Court
Answers Emerging in School Drama
Shelby County Election Commission Reviews Petition for School Consolidation Referendum