education reform

1:36pm

Wed February 15, 2012
Fears Raised by Educators, Parents

Governor Drops Average Class Size Proposal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Gov. Bill Haslam is abandoning his proposal to do away with average class size restrictions in Tennessee.

The Republican governor's decision Wednesday comes amid fears raised by educators and parents that the change would lead to more classrooms being filled to capacity. 

Here’s what Rutherford County Director of Schools Harry Gill told WMOT about the Governor's bill.

"To expect more, and at the same time increase the load on teachers is ludicrous, and I think that's pretty much the consensus among superintendents."

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12:19pm

Tue October 18, 2011
Top Stories

Senator Alexander Pushes for Bi-partisan Solution to "No Child" Problems

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander says lawmakers should work together to make needed changes to the federal education program by no later than Christmas.