Episode 64 I Pete Cook, Nashville School Board Is Broken, Part 1

Aug 15, 2016, 10:58 AM

National Education writer Pete Cook wrote an article that describes the how the power of school boards divides white folks, the "pro-charter reform" and the "anti-charter reform” are warring. The fight between the two sides has gotten nasty. Education consultant, Will Pinkston uses his power as a Nashville school board member to launch egregious warfare for pro-charter education reformist. Will Pinkston is a Nashville school board member consisting of members who have taken a side against charter schools. Host Chris Stewart tells the story about John Little and how he dealt with a Will Pinkston attack. Pete and Chris discuss the results of the fighting . . . African-American students are negatively affected by not giving parents options that ensure their child is getting a great education.

Related Articles: The Tennessean: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/education/2015/07/27/pinkston-little-facebook-feud/30738059/ USA Today: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/education/2016/07/30/pinkston-has-reputation-hostility-intimidation/87674868/