Good morning, Nashville. Metro’s summer school program will be going invitation-only this year for the first time. It’s no secret that Metro has been struggling to meet No Child Left Behind requirements over the past few years in addition to facing some pretty detrimental funding cuts. Both factors came into play when creating the new restrictions for summer school programming, which will give priority to students who are at risk of not graduating and those who will turn 15 while still in middle school. Unfortunately, this decision happened on relatively short notice for parents who were counting on placing their kids who no longer qualify.
- No votes for you. In an effort to clean up Tennessee’s voter rolls (and, say, purge the 10,000 dead people who are still registered), many valid voters are finding that they’ve also been removed and must re-register.
- Valiant effort. Despite Willie Nelson’s best efforts, Tennessee lawmakers are moving a bill through the legislature that would allow horses to be slaughtered for meat. He says, “We ride horses in America. We don’t eat them.”
- Bits & pieces. Gas may hit $4 per gallon by the summer and hopefully will never run out in Nashville again … NES has a new automated system for reporting outages, just in time for storm season … It’s Mule Day in Maury County! … Metro Police thankfully stopped a driver zipping down the wrong side of I-65 last night before anyone was hurt.
Photo by ryan2013.