District merger sparks heated debate in Memphis, Tenn., area

08/4/2011 | MSNBC

A community in the Memphis, Tenn., area is in turmoil in the wake of a proposed combination of the struggling Memphis City Schools with the higher-achieving and more affluent Shelby County Schools. The city district abandoned its charter late last year in hopes of forcing a merger with the county, and city voters approved the move. The county district, however, sued to block the merger in federal court, and the case is now before a judge.

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