Opinion: A call to ‘pause and reflect’ on the 50th anniversary of busing, 10th of school merger

By , Guest Columnist Updated: September 06, 2023 4:00 AM CT | Published: September 06, 2023 4:00 AM CT
Roderick Richmond
Guest Columnist

Roderick Richmond

Roderick Richmond, Ed. D. is a 30-year career educator, including time as Deputy Superintendent of Memphis City Schools and Co-Chair of the Transition Steering Committee. He is currently and adjunct professor at CBU.

“As we mark the 10th anniversary of the monumental merger between Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools – regarded as one of the largest mergers in public school history – it’s essential to pause and assess the effects of the Transition Planning Commission’s recommendations and subsequent policies.”


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