Director Of Schools Speaks Out -- Sky Arnold
Updated: Tuesday, August 19 2014, 06:25 PM CDT
Nashville, Tenn --- The director of Metro Schools says the debate over charter schools has lost its civility in Nashville.
Speaking before the Metro Council Education Committee Thursday night, Dr. Jesse Register said the dialogue between charter supporters and opponents has at times been mean.
"This loss of civility has caused good people in quality institutions that have the same goals the quality education of future Nashvillians to take sides and develop an unhealthy us versus them mentality," said Register.
Register pleaded with education leaders on both sides to change that and work together.
To start the process, Dr. Register says he will start holding a monthly meeting with charter leaders and school board members.
"When we take a step back and think about it, the biggest losers in this scorched Earth campaign style approach to our discussion about schools of choice, our children are the ones who suffer," said Register.