Memphis: Teacher evaluations, a high school turnaround and revival of the desegregation debate
March 21, 2012 § Leave a comment
I have been remiss in posting new articles recently, but here are links to a series of stories I did after a trip to Memphis last November to see how the city’s education reforms are working, and how the city’s racial history is complicating a contentious merger between the city and suburban school districts.
In a three-part series for the Memphis Commercial Appeal, I looked at the obstacles facing Tennessee’s new teacher evaluation system.
For The Atlantic, I examined how an effort to combine the Memphis city schools with the surrounding suburban district has dredged up the city’s old racial conflicts and may either open up new possibilities or threaten the progress the city has made in its schools.