School Consolidation

Behind the Headlines
5:03 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Radio Roundtable: School Vouchers For Charter And Private Schools?

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.

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Behind the Headlines
5:14 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Radio Roundtable: A Halt to Municipal School Districts, the Redbirds Stadium's Future, and More

The panel discusses the potential referendum for individual municipalities creating their own school districts.

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Behind the Headlines
5:36 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Radio Roundtable: Redistricting and Ownership of Suburban School Buildings

Behind the Headlines
Bard Cole WKNO

This week, the Behind the Headlines panel discusses the reports on suburban schools which conclude that Germantown, Bartlett, and Collierville could get existing school buildings at no cost. Plus,the County Commission's debate over redistricting almost comes to blows.

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Mid-South News
4:52 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

Consultants’ Report Says Municipal Schools Possible In Shelby County

William McCaig has three kids in Shelby County Schools in Bartlett and he doesn’t want to see those schools merged with the Memphis City Schools. He wants—

“Local control,” McCaig said. And he’s willing to pay more taxes for it.

“Yes, property taxes or sales taxes,” McCaig said.

Vickie Keith doesn’t have any kids in Bartlett schools, but she’d also be willing to pay more taxes for a Bartlett school district.

“Absolutely. No problem,” Keith said.

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