Nathan Kelly

Nathan Kelly

Nathan Kelly received his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is co-director of the Tennessee Chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network, volunteers as the director of data and analysis at Knox County Schools-Parent Advocates for School Safety (, is the author of numerous books and articles and is a recipient of the Carnegie Corporation Fellowship. The views here are his alone.

See nothing, hear nothing, say nothing: children will bear the brunt of the state's mishandling of the COVID crisis. (Photo illustration: John Partipilo)

Commentary: Adults throwing Knox County kids under a school bus

By: - September 2, 2021

Three weeks of school are in the books, and it is now clear that the kids in our schools are bearing the brunt of the latest surge in COVID-19 cases. How bad is it? Simply, this is the worst point in the pandemic for Knox County‚Äôs kids, by far. And while case counts among children […]