| Feb 18, 2014
During our Education Committee's fifth meeting this year, the Chamber, Metro Schools and legislators shared information with committee members about education issues before the Tennessee General Assembly.
Special guests Sen. Steve Dickerson, District 20, and Rep. Harold Love, District 58, serve on the education committees in their respective chambers, and fielded questions from the committee about their positions on education issues. Love said he would like to see more highly qualified teachers who graduate from Tennessee colleges in Metro’s classrooms. He also noted that education should not be a partisan issue.
Dickerson expressed the importance of accountability for both teachers and students. This legislative session, he said he would continue to be an advocate for school choice and accountability, and is sponsoring a bill
that will create more accountability for charter schools in Tennessee. Dickerson also highlighted the recent announcement that Tennessee is the fastest-improving state in the nation
on the National Assessment of Education Progress, saying these types of gains are essential if Tennessee is going to meet its goal of bringing the percentage of Tennesseans with college degrees or certifications to 55 percent by the year 2025.
Some of the top education priorities of the Chamber, the guest ...