1. Ron–Great interview.

    I’m wondering how the teacher unions in Memphis and Nashville are responding to the Achievement School District. Am I correct in assuming these charter 3.0 schools are not operating under the district/union collective bargaining agreements?

  2. Hey Doug – great question. Tennessee actually eliminated collective bargaining a couple of years ago, so once the current contracts hit their horizon, there will not be contracts between unions and school districts in the future. In the ASD, employees are at-will. We are excited about the career pathways and compensation frameworks that we are developing that will reward highly effective teachers and encourage them to stay in the classroom while expanding their influence across our system. More to come about this on the ASD website soon.

    • Thanks Jeremy…this is very helpful. You, Chris and the rest of the team are doing amazing work–congratulations. I’m looking forward to following your progress.