NASHVILLE — More than 3,200 Tennesseans have signed the petition opposing Governor Bill Haslam’s proposal to increase class sizes at public schools, the Tennessee Democratic Party announced Wednesday.
“Some proposals aren’t even worth the paper they’re printed on, and Governor Bill Haslam’s plan to increase class sizes is one of them,” said Chip Forrester, Chairman of the Tennessee Democratic Party. “Tennesseans know a bad idea when they see it.
“Smaller class sizes are common sense. They are an investment in Tennessee children, and that’s investing in Tennessee’s future. When our children grow and succeed, we are paving the way for good-paying, high-tech jobs and strong, safe communities.”
The petition “Tennesseans Against Crowded Classrooms” has been active for one week. Tennesseans from all corners of the state have signed the petition in protest to Haslam’s bad idea.
View the Petition: http://tndp.org/blog/take-action/tell-governor-haslam-class-size-matters/
Tennessee’s Teacher Quality in Tennessee Among Best in Nation. The Memphis Business Journal reports that Tennessee teachers earned one of the highest overall grades in the nation on the National Council on Teacher Quality’s 2011 State Teacher Policy Yearbook. Tennessee earned a B- and was one of only four states to receive a B grade. [Memphis Business Journal, 1/27/12]