Freedom Schools Questioned

John Butler at school board meeting on 5-1-23, screenshot from KCSTV

Two school board members raise concerns about materials and “agendas” in the summer program with a civil rights heritage — while others push back strongly.

Different Approach to Disparities

Knox County Schools administrator Brian Hartsell speaking in an auditorium at a meeting about racial disparities

Superintendent Jon Rysewyk is moving away from an eight-year effort to measure racial and economic gaps — but he says they remain priorities.