Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Pinkston, Miller set for school board showdown

Pinkston, Miller set for school board showdown 

Will Pinkston
 The Tennessean - The highly anticipated election showdown between outspoken Metro school board member Will Pinkston and challenger Jackson Miller is set. Pinkston, a lightning rod on the board and vocal critic of charter schools, announced on Monday he plans to run for re-election in August for the South Nashville-area District 7 seat.
Less than two hours later, Miller — a small-business owner, Pinkston rival and past co-chairman of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce's Education Report Card — issued a media advisory confirming he will challenge Pinkston. (Read more)

Jackson Miller
Pinkston’s Challenger Positions Himself As Uniter In Nashville School Board Race by Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio - Metro Schools parent Jackson Miller says he will run for the board of education, with a formal announcement planned for Tuesday afternoon. He will challenge the panel’s most vocal member, saying Will Pinkston has led to dischord on the nine-member panel and within the central office. .... Charter school advocates appear to be galvanizing around Miller, who once worked at Maya Angelou Schools, a charter organization in Washington D.C. .... There's a fundamental difference between Miller and Pinkston, and both agree. Miller says he welcomes experimentation and small-scale reforms while Pinkston says he prefers universal, district-wide initiatives that might help every student.

School Board's Hellraiser Wants Another Four Years | Pith in the Wind Nashville Scene 

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