education reform http://wmot.org en Governor Drops Average Class Size Proposal http://wmot.org/post/governor-drops-average-class-size-proposal <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) &mdash; Gov. Bill Haslam is abandoning his proposal to do away with average class size restrictions in Tennessee.</p><p>The Republican governor&#39;s decision Wednesday comes amid fears raised by educators and parents that the change would lead to more classrooms being filled to capacity.&nbsp;</p><p>Here&rsquo;s what Rutherford County Director of Schools Harry Gill told WMOT about the Governor&#39;s&nbsp;bill.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 19:36:28 +0000 AP/WMOT 7374 at http://wmot.org Senator Alexander Pushes for Bi-partisan Solution to "No Child" Problems http://wmot.org/post/senator-alexander-pushes-bi-partisan-solution-no-child-problems <p>Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander says lawmakers should work together to make needed changes to the federal education program by no later than Christmas.</p> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 17:19:21 +0000 Mike Osborne 2760 at http://wmot.org