Although early voting on the Memphis City Schools charter surrender issue has already begun, there's still plenty of Memphians who aren't sure what the proposed merger really means for the city and county school systems.
A panel of experts on the issue will address the facts about what a proposed merger could mean in an upcoming consolidation forum at First Baptist Church (200 E. Parkway North) next Monday. Panelists include the Flyer's political reporter and senior editor Jackson Baker, County Commissioner Steve Mulroy, and Ryan Tracy of Stand for Children.
The panel begins at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 21st in the church's fellowship hall.
From the event's press release: "As the purpose of the forum is to educate, not advocate, none of the panelists will take a position on either side of the debate, but will simply provide objective facts and answer questions."
No questions will be taken from the audience during the event, but attendees are encouraged to visit
this website to submit questions or they may arrive early to do so in person. Individuals with young children can visit the same site through Friday, February 19th, to reserve free childcare for any child under the age of 7.