Writer Andy Spears says that continued fallout from the Achievement School District’s takeover of a Nashville middle school could prompt legislators to put the brakes on the ASD.
By Andy Spears
Last year, I reported on the latest education reform game﹘Thunderdome﹘being played in Nashville. In this version of school disruption﹘organized by the state’s Achievement School District (ASD)﹘two schools compete for the privilege of being taken over by a charter operator. Yes, that’s right, two schools enter and everyone loses. Everyone, that is, except the charter operators.
As reported, Neely’s Bend Middle School (grades 5-8) was the *winner* of last year’s Thunderdome fight for survival and is now in the process of being converted to a LEAD Public Schools charter grade-by-grade.
I bet you’re wondering what fun is in store now that Neely’s Bend has been declared the winner and is in the process of claiming its prize. Continue reading →