The Education Issue: a look at the decisions facing Nashville parents

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 12:19am
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Enrollments are opening for next year, and important choices about schools — primary, high school and college — are being made. It’s decision time for Nashville parents, and The City Paper reporters provide a look at the issues at hand.

Andrea Zelinski takes a look at what a school voucher program might look like in Tennessee.

Pierce Greenberg asks, “What is college going to cost?

Zelinski helps make sense of all the data.

Steven Hale considers the public school alternative and wonders, “Is private high school right for you”?

 

3 Comments on this post:

By: BigPapa on 10/24/12 at 8:08

I posted this in another thread but I think it bears repeating:

The only thing that matters in Metro schools is the number of white students that are sitting next to black students. Whether either of them learn anything isn't even a consideration.

By: Rasputin72 on 10/26/12 at 6:09

The infiltration of the underclass into the public school system via busing has created the biggest element in the class warfare phenomenon. It is called some families can afford private school for their children.

Nothing in the socialist world has created such a rift among Americans like busing.

Public Schools at least in Davidson County are at best a part of the welfare system. No family with pride and enough money will tolerate the bruhaha that now envelopes the public schools. (charters,vouchers,magnet schools,pseudo magnet schools) What an awful mess.

By: kellyfretz on 10/26/12 at 8:30

Regardless of the problems we face in Davidson County, and there are many, having the state take 3.4 million dollars away from the district will only compound the situation. Please sign my petition.

http://www.change.org/petitions/tennessee-department-of-education-stop-them-from-withholding-3-4-million-in-funding

Thank you!