Yet another presentation tonight (Thursday) is a special meeting at the Memphis City Schools board auditorium beginning at 5:30. University of Memphis researchers Steve Redding and Charlie Santo, who produced the oft-mentioned 2008 study on the impact a suburban-only special school district could have on Memphis, will be talking about their findings. Because of a clause in the contract they signed to produce the study, Redding and Santo have had to turn down media requests -- Shelby County Schools had given them a release to talk but Memphis City Schools superintendent Kriner Cash had not.
As we pointed out in this article
on schools funding, the U of M study
(click the link to see it) and MCS's reading of it (click here
for that) has been a key part of the standoff.
For those who don't know, it's at 2597 Avery Avenue (off Hollwood between Union and Central) and can be heard on 88.5 FM Radio and seen on Memphis City Schools' cable television station.