This Letter to the Editor was published in The Tennessean on December 16, 2016.
I am a proud Metro Nashville Public Schools parent, and I have had the privilege of working with Stand for Children as a parent member for over a year now.
I have watched with dismay as Stand and its staff have been dragged through the mud. Stand is a nonprofit organization that is doing great work in this community. I am appalled that the school board race devolved into political antics, slander and bullying of good people who have worked to improve educational outcomes for our children and wanted to serve this community as elected officials. What kind of example are we setting for our children?
All children deserve an equal opportunity to succeed in life, and education is the key that unlocks the door to success.
I am appreciative of the work Stand does, empowering parents to engage in opportunities to advocate for children in Nashville.