Billy Kilgore

Billy Kilgore

Billy Kilgore is a writer, at-home dad, and ordained pastor. He lives with his wife and two sons in Nashville. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post‘s “On Parenting” column, Narratively, Scary Mommy, and Fatherly. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Women attending the Nov. 6, 2023 hearing of a legislative committee deciding on whether to reject nearly $2 billion in federal funding for public schools. (Photo: John Partipilo)

An open letter to the members of Tennessee’s legislative committee on federal public school funding

By: - November 10, 2023

Dear Tennessee legislators: Why will you not adequately fund my child’s education?  I’m speaking for myself and  parents across the state with kids in public schools. The data could not be clearer. When it comes to the amount of money we spend on per pupil in public schools, Tennessee is near the bottom of all […]

The Covenant School, where seven people, including the shooter, died in a mass shooting in Nashville, Tenn. on Monday March 27, 2023. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Getting our priorities straight after the Covenant School shooting

By: - March 31, 2023

I’ve struggled to do basic tasks this week. The never-ending nightmare of school shootings has struck again but this time the bloodshed is closer to home. Since the shooting on Monday at The Covenant School in Nashville, I’ve felt an overwhelming sense of powerlessness. As a parent, I’m experiencing a primal fear of being unable […]