Teachers Stage Day of Action While Metro Council Hears School Budget

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NASHVILLE, TN – Their paths converged at City Hall on Thursday, May 16. Hundreds of school teachers, some wearing red and some black t-shirts, marched over the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge and rallied at Public Square. Meanwhile, MNPS officials went inside to tell the Budget and Finance Committee that Mayor Briley’s $914.5 million school budget falls $50 million short of providing even the barest necessities for Metro’s 82,000 students in 157 schools. “The budget that the Board of Education proposed and approved is based upon what the board believes are the essential priorities necessar...