Memphis School Board Member Keith Williams Urged to Resign Post as Head of District’s Largest Teachers’ Union

The chair of the Memphis-Shelby County Schools (MSCS) board is urging newly elected board member Keith Williams to leave his position as executive director of the Memphis-Shelby County Education Association, citing a potential conflict of interest.

MSCS Board Chair Michelle McKissack said that while Williams has been “a great voice for the teachers community,” he now “has to use that voice for all teachers, all students, and all families.” Chalkbeat reported.

Read More

Commentary: Talking a Bill to Death

There are at least 6 organizations serving educators in our state. The union has a near monopoly. All teachers deserve the same right in regard to payroll deductions. House Bill 356 & Senate Bill 404 is fairly simple, do we believe all teachers deserve equal treatment or not?

Read More