Thursday, January 20, 2022

Commentary

by Curtis Weathers -- The debate about the role or presence of law enforcement in our schools is one that needs to be had. Law Enforcement has a role in our schools; it's up to educators to clearly define how that...
by Curtis Weathers -- As we reflect on the first few weeks of school, the dominant topic of discussion and concern once again is the coronavirus and the impact it is having on our children and teachers. Educators in K-12 schools...
by Terence Patterson -- We’ve finally all settled into the “back to school” routine – set bedtime schedules, flexed new backpacks, made new friends and reunited with old ones. This school year, while things feel different coming through the COVID-19...
Children’s hospitals are on the frontline of care for kids, anchoring the pediatric safety net for the most vulnerable among us. Tragically, COVID-19 infections are growing among children, respiratory illnesses such as RSV are surging, and the ongoing mental...
by Curtis Weathers -- Many of you I’m sure were like me when the corona virus vaccines started to come online.   I remember thinking how fortunate we were as a nation and how wonderful it will be when our schools return...
by Curtis Weathers -- As we welcomed back our students, educators and their support teams last week, district TCAP test scores arrived on the public’s doorsteps as well. As predicted, the results were, again, sobering. But before we dive into the numbers,...
by Michael Harriot -- Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau released its first trove of demographic data from the 2020 census, leading many to divest in cryptocurrency and put all of their money in the rapidly emerging washcloth market.   But...
by Rebecca Matlock Hutchinson -- When I think of South Memphis, I think of the community that has nurtured me throughout my life.  I lived with my parents and brother at 644 D Mississippi Blvd. in Foote Homes and have fond...
by Curtis Weathers --  The test results are in and the numbers paint a gloomy and troubling picture of the daunting challenges ahead for Tennessee schools in both the immediate and distant future. As a former principal, whenever test scores arrived...
by Curtis Weathers -- Just when you think things couldn’t get any worst, this happens!  Last week, amid pressure from Republican lawmakers, the Tennessee Department of Health fired Dr. Michelle Fiscus, medical director for vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization programs.  The firing...