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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Governor Haslam has signed into law a bill legislators hope will boost parent-student-school involvement.

Under the proposal, parents would agree to - at a minimum - help with homework, sign report cards, attend school functions, and show up for parent-teacher conferences.

A second measure advancing in the Legislature proposes so-called parent report cards. That proposal is awaiting floor votes in both chambers.

Tennessee PTA President Karen Davis is opposed to both measures.

NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers appear determined to legislate parent involvement in the education of their children and that has the head of the state Parent Teacher Association fired up.

Legislators are considering one measure that would have parents rate themselves on their level of involvement. A second proposal would ask school districts to develop a parental involvement contract .

Karen Davis, President of the Tennessee PTA is opposed to both measures.

How Do Tennesseans Feel About Their Public Schools?

Oct 27, 2011

WMOT News bringing you results from the latest MTSU Poll each day this week.

MTSU surveyed 640 Tennesseans by phone, taking their pulse on political, social and economic issues.

One of the poll’s most interesting findings has to do with the way Tennesseans feel about their local schools and teachers.

Poll Director, Dr. Ken Blake, says state education concerns have been much in the news lately, so he wanted to probe resident's opinions on the subject.

Where school satisfaction is concerned, Blake says geography seems to be the deciding factor.