As Memphis district considers future of virtual learning, superintendent says, ‘No one will force me to open schools’

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Published: January 08, 2021 9:18 AM CT
Laura Faith Kebede
Special to The Daily Memphian

Laura Faith Kebede

Laura Faith Kebede is a distinguished journalist in residence at the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis. She leads the Institute’s Civil Wrongs project to write about historical cases of racial terror as a corps member for Report for America. You can follow her on Twitter @kebedefaith

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