Well, there is little argument that Memphis is a complete mess. With a pattern of annexing to gain tax revenue, that has not cured the ails of crime and unemployment. Will consolidation reduce enough waste to help Memphis or just bring down the surrounding areas with it? Is it too late to save Memphis? At this point would it make more sense to let it fall and build something new on the ruins? I say abandon head start programs and move that money to post secondary vocational schools, and build a skill base that will attract good paying industry. You might have a healthy city in five to six years.
What about the defoliant released into the air attached to cotton dust at all the local cotton gins?
By Micaela Watts
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