Former Vice President Al Gore has advice for the new school year in Shelby County.
Gore used the occasion of the Lois DeBerry memorial to pass along some advice for the beginning of the new school year.
Gore said she was a strong advocate
for education state-wide. Gore made reference to her early years as a school
teacher, which prompted her to put the needs of education first on her list of
Today, 140-thousand students across Memphis and Shelby County will be merged under one banner making it one of the largest school systems in the country.
"School starts on Monday and in the midst of challenges in this county and this city,
Let's remember the spirit
of commitment embodied in her life by reaching out to one another across lines
to make sure that this transition goes well," Former Vice President Gore
In 2000 at the Democratic Convention, Lois DeBerry gave a seconding speech for the nomination of Gore as the party's presidential choice.