Elliot Perry is a native Memphian who wants his hometown to know what the rest of the nation does – that Memphis is home to a host of champions with creative solutions for giving every child a chance at a first-class education.
Here, we will introduce you to some of the organizations and people working right now to change urban education in Memphis:
- From talented teachers choosing to stay in Memphis to innovative methods for improving teacher accountability
- Initiatives preparing outstanding leaders to better support teachers and students
- Strategic efforts to improve teacher recruiting
These organizations and individuals are on the ground working diligently to make high-quality education a reality for every child in Memphis. They are Champions for Urban Education in Memphis and they need our support.
Each of us can play a part in these efforts during this unprecedented time in our city’s history by taking action:
“It’s not about one system or one solution. There are many chapters in the story of the work taking place day in and day out in our city and in our neighborhoods to transform our schools. But, at the end of the day, there is one thing I know for sure – every child deserves a high-quality education.”Elliot Perry