In East Nashville, District school principals are asking teachers to go door to door to recruit students, reports Nashville Public Radio. It’s standard practice for charter school staffers.
Nashville has open enrollment. Per-pupil public funding of roughly $10,000 follows the student to the school of choice.
East Nashville has a number of “struggling, under-capacity schools.”
Half-a-dozen Rosebank teachers showed up on a Saturday to canvass for students. Many teachers don’t think marketing is their job, said Carla Douglas, an art teacher who donated her time.