Bluff City Ed cites a Chalkbeat story noting that Green Dot is pulling out of a possible takeover of Raleigh-Eqypt High School.
The story notes that both Freedom Prep and KIPP have also pulled out of prior agreements to takeover Memphis schools.
While charter operators are pulling out of the process, the community is increasingly outspoken in opposition to the ASD takeovers.
Here’s the key takeaway noted by Jon Alfuth at BCE:
I also hope that this serves as a wakeup call for the ASD. As shown at Fairley, it is possible for communities to work with ASD authorized charters and have a positive experience. But the opposite has happened with Green Dot. Chris Barbic, the ASD Superintendent, said in the chalkbeat article, “We’re going to go back and do an autopsy once we’re done with all this.” Lets hope that autopsy helps the ASD identify how it can create more situations like Fairley and less like REHS moving forward.
More stories on the ASD in Memphis:
Teachers organize against ASD takeovers
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