National Education writer Pete Cook wrote an article that describes the how the power of school boards divides white folks, the “pro-charter reform” and the “anti-charter reform” are warring. The fight between the two sides has gotten nasty. Education consultant, Will Pinkston uses his power as a Nashville school board member to launch egregious warfare for pro-charter education reformist. Will Pinkston is a Nashville school board member consisting of members who have taken a side against charter schools. Host Chris Stewart tells the story about John Little and how he dealt with a Will Pinkston attack. Pete and Chris discuss the results of the fighting . . . African-American students are negatively affected by not giving parents options that ensure their child is getting a great education.

Related Articles:
The Tennessean: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/education/2015/07/27/pinkston-little-facebook-feud/30738059/
USA Today: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/education/2016/07/30/pinkston-has-reputation-hostility-intimidation/87674868/

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Chris Stewart is the Chief Executive Officer of Education Post, a media project of the Results in Education Foundation. He is a lifelong activist and 20-year supporter of nonprofit and education-related causes. Stewart has served as the director of outreach and external affairs for Education Post, the executive director of the African American Leadership Forum (AALF), and an elected member of the Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education.

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