Bright & Early: To Rezone Or Not To Rezone Edition

Good morning, Nashville. The Most Dramatic School Rezoning Plan Ever has hit yet another snag, but this one might actually deal the fatal blow. The plan has been in the works for over a year now, and lots of folks have criticized it because they say that it resegregates all the poor kids to the poorer schools in north Nashville. In an attempt to make everyone happy, the planners said that they’d shell out a few million dollars extra to those schools and give teachers a 5% raise. Opponents are now questioning whether that’s even ethical, and furthermore, whether we even have the funds.

Photo by Paul Nicholson.