This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, the panel discusses creating a school voucher or scholarship program for charter and private schools in Tennessee, and the potential consequences for public education in the state.
At Corning Elementary in Frayser, a group of kindergarteners gathered around their teacher Erica Allen. As they all clapped in rhythm, Allen asked her young students to read the word on a card she was holding. They chanted, “Can! Can! Can!”
The kindergarteners don’t remember this, but last year Corning was run by Memphis City Schools, and the school’s average score on the state’s TCAP exam was an F.