Education leader wonders if Memphis, Shelby County merger will stick | Politics
One of Memphis' top education leaders wonders if a Memphis and Shelby County schools merger will stick.
Memphis school union president Keith Williams questions if the November 2010 Memphis schools charter surrender was futile.
Williams has his eye on the federal court battle to stop the suburbs from forming their own schools to avert the merger.
While the judge voided a suburban effort to start their own schools in 2013, he did not rule on the part of the lawsuit to stop it in 2014.
"I just don't know if at the end of the day, will all of this come full circle and we'll be back at square one?" said Williams.
Williams said if the suburbs are successful, he's concerned the long, hard battle that opened old wounds would only change the school systems in name.