Simon Cooper

Simon Cooper

Simon Cooper is a 2016 graduate of Hume-Fogg High School and an organizer with Safer Schools Nashville, a grassroots organization working towards safer alternatives to school policing and advancing the social, emotional, and intellectual development of all MNPS students.

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Commentary: Fund our schools, not the police

By: and - June 14, 2021

Mayor John Cooper’s budget for fiscal year 2022 includes some important measures to mitigate damage from the pandemic, including increased funding for affordable housing, transit, and emergency management. Mayor Cooper’s budget also brings our tax rate down, to the third-lowest level in Metro Nashville’s history. We are grateful for specific parts of this budget. As members […]