Mayoral Candidates Respond to Equity Questionnaire Ahead of Election

CHATTANOOGA, TN — 2021 Mayoral candidates responded to a questionnaire on educational equity, published by Chattanooga 2.0. Their responses have been released today, in advance of the March 2 election day and can be found on the Chattanooga 2.0 website at

Chattanooga 2.0 defines educational equity as: intentional supports, resources, and policies designed to meet the individual needs of each learner and eliminate disparities in outcomes, ultimately ensuring that all students have the opportunity to unlock their full potential.

“This questionnaire is a continuation of our intention to engage public leaders in a conversation around educational equity and equip the community with the information they need to make informed decisions,” said Chattanooga 2.0 executive director, Molly Blankenship. “Together, we can ensure that every child in Chattanooga-Hamilton County, no matter their ability, zip code, background, or skin color has a true opportunity at success.”

View Blankenship’s full statement on educational equity and responses from five of the thirteen 2021 candidates for mayor on Chattanooga 2.0’s website


Chattanooga 2.0 is the collaboration of dozens of cross-sector partners, who began work in 2015 with the goal to transform education and workforce outcomes. The Chattanooga 2.0 backbone organization supports partners in driving collaboration, measurement, and alignment of policy and practice to ensure all children and youth in the county receive a quality education and career opportunities that help them realize their full potential. To learn more visit


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