Video Gallery: Voices From Memphis, a System in Tumult

Educators and community leaders in Memphis, Tenn., sound off on how public schools are coping with changes that challenge how the schools are managed—and what that all means for local control.

Voices From Memphis, a System in Tumult

For decades, Memphis, Tenn., schools have faced financial strife and exhibited low academic performance. An effort is underway to change that. The state has taken over some schools, the charter sector has grown, and the district is trying new improvement strategies.

In this video gallery, Memphis educators and community leaders sound off on how its public schools are coping with a wave of changes that challenge how the schools are run and managed—and what that all means for local control.

Reporting & Videography: Swikar Patel (@swikarpatel) , Megan Garner
Design & Visualization: Doris Nhan (@doraquinn) , Chienyi Cheri Hung (@cyhung)

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