Like all good things, the month of march is coming to a close but not without another set of questions. This week I think I’ve come up with a wide range of topics. I do appreciate you taking the time to give your input. Here’s a little explanation on the questions.
WSMV recently ran a story on Metro Nashville Public School’s administrators travel budget after director of schools Shawn Joseph evoked a travel ban four months ago. While MNPS didn’t coperate with the story, they did release a statement where they claimed, but offered no evidence, to have saved over a million dollars in travel expenditures from last year. I’m curious what your reaction to the story is.
The second question I decided to ask has to do with teachers. As we get to the end of the year, discussion seems to heat up on how we retain more teachers and the potential of a teacher shortage. I’m curious what you think is the biggest factor in retaining teachers.
Lastly, I wanted to talk community schools. More and more research is showing that they are a viable alternative to charter schools and private schools. As my conversation with Alison McArthur recently illuminated, Nashville has had a lot of success in utilizing and expanding the model. I was hoping to get your opinion.
As always, comments are welcome and appreciated. Have a great weekend.