#MCS Following the Media – 2/18/11 – 2/20/11

Good afternoon. I’ve got a lot of things on my plate today, and I’m still catching up from the weekend, so no detailed update today. Here are the articles from over the weekend.

The CA came out in favor of the transfer referendum over the weekend. Give that editorial a read, it’s a good one.

In other news, early voting continues. You can find the location nearest you by clicking here.

It’s going to take me a few days to get caught up. While I’m doing that, expect an update every other day or so.

Most importantly, whatever your position on the schools issue, get out and vote.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Tea Party Forum in Bartlett Generates Both Heat and Light
How will taxpayers feel about $400,000 parachute for the superintendent?
Germantown parent appeals for mutual ‘respect’; urges Memphians to consider smaller districts
Fate of City, County Schools in Balance
Lighting the Fuse
Forums’ Message: Schools Vote More Than About City
Local Faith Leaders in Favor of School Merger
SCS Board Tries to Lock in Aitken’s Contract
Is Dr. Cash Job Hunting?
No Rush to the Polls Yet in MCS Charter Referendum
MCS Superintendent Talks about Consolidation and Job Hunting
Pastors pledge support for Memphis-Shelby County Schools merger

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Who Will Be the Superintendent if City & County Schools Merge?
School Merger Proponents Expand Campaign
Memphis, Shelby County school merger issue divisive as referendum looms
Education on school merger issues continues as voting sites open
Wendi C. Thomas: Group takes stand for children
Both sides in school consolidation debate plead their case

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Editorial: Voters hold key to unity
Parent Groups Turn Out Big For Weekend Voting

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