‘Please don’t hurt my children,’ Joris Ray begs lawmakers

SCS superintendent asks legislators to reject bill threatening funding cut

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Updated: January 22, 2021 11:14 AM CT | Published: January 22, 2021 10:23 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

Superintendent Joris Ray posted a video Friday, Jan. 22 urging state legislators to vote against a bill that could “defund public education” if Shelby County Schools remain closed. 


Shelby County Schools Superintendent Joris Ray Tennessee Legislature


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