« Back to Newsfeed

Some Nashville public school parents don’t have the power and priviledge of choice

Nashville PROPEL parent Ivorye Wilson writes in the Tennessean that most parents still do not have the power and privilege that upper and middle income families take for granted.  Wilson, a single mother who works two jobs to make ends meet, wrote in response to a recent piece by the Metro Nashville Public Schools Board chair who called for parents in gentrified neighborhoods to choose their zoned schools. Wilson argues, she and many others do not have that kind of privilege. 

“As parents, we must do whatever it takes for our children to protect their spark,” Wilson writes. “I want better for my son. Actually, I demand it. He will receive a better education than what was offered to me and I will make sure that other parents are informed and equipped to do the same for their children.”

Read about the power of choice