Opinion: Public schools are in a fight for their lives

By , Daily Memphian Published: May 14, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Richard Myers digs a hole for a tree at White Station High School on Saturday, May 8. Volunteers spent the day working on landscaping in the school&rsquo;s courtyard as part of a project led by Myers.</strong> (Brad Vest/Special to the Daily Memphian)

Richard Myers digs a hole for a tree at White Station High School on Saturday, May 8. Volunteers spent the day working on landscaping in the school’s courtyard as part of a project led by Myers. (Brad Vest/Special to the Daily Memphian)

Dan Conaway
Daily Memphian

Dan Conaway

Dan Conaway is a lifelong Memphian, fascinated and frustrated with his city, but still in love. A columnist since 2010, his distinguished advertising career has branded ribs in the Rendezvous and ducks in The Peabody, pandas in the zoo and Grizzlies in the NBA. Stories in Memphis tend to write themselves. He’s helped a few along. Two book collections of his columns have been published.

Government support is grudgingly given to public schools, because of legal requirements. In fact, our state has been sued to provide even that support. That’s why it’s so refreshing to see Richard Myers call for private money to help public schools. 

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White Station High School Richard Myers Whitehaven High School

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