For those of you who clamor with me for a neighborhood school closer to the North End than the current 10-mile-drive set-up, watch this video about how there were once East Nashville residents clamoring for the opening of a school in a neighborhood with an old school building like the Fehr School Building at 5th and Garfield.
Pay particular attention to the comments about how many families felt that they had to leave Lockeland Springs before David Briley lead the initiative to open Lockeland Elementary because their education options were limited. Oh, and note the point that neighborhood schools increase property values.
Please remember to vote today, tomorrow, or on Thursday, August 2, and please consider voting for David Briley. We need more good neighborhood schools like Lockeland Elementary.