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YOUR TURN: Shelby County Schools teacher residency

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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Stella Rut. She's a former Shelby County school teacher and she agreed with me that we should get rid of the residency requirements for Shelby County employees. In her words:

I worked among teachers who resided in Oakland, Atoka, Hernando, Olive Branch, Southaven, and Marianna, Arkansas. They were outstanding teachers and the parents could not care less if their child's teacher resided in a tree house. What they did care about was that the best qualified and caring teachers were employed in this county's schools. To upset many students, parents, and teachers with enforcement of residency requirements is both thoughtless and , quite frankly - insane.

That's Stella Rut's turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email yourturn@wmctv.com or call 800-465-1210.

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