McCormick, Dunn Celebrate Tenure Bill’s Passage

Statement from Rep. Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, and Rep. Bill Dunn, R-Knoxville; March 24, 2011:

Statements from Majority Leader McCormick and Representative Dunn on Tenure Reform Passage

(March 24, 2011, NASHVILLE) – Immediately following the passage of tenure reform legislation, a top priority of Governor Bill Haslam’s education package, Majority Leader Gerald McCormick (R—Chattanooga) and the bill’s sponsor Representative Bill Dunn (R—Knoxville) released the following statements:

Leader McCormick:

“This is a strong step in the right direction for education reform in Tennessee. The Governor laid out a clear vision for raising standards and bringing more accountability to our educational system. We’ve done just that with passage of this legislation. With high-performing teachers, our students will receive the training and skills they need to be successful in the workforce. That means more and better jobs for Tennesseans.”

Rep. Dunn:

“Today’s action is a proud moment for our State. We said last fall that we would do what it takes to make Tennessee the number one destination for high-quality jobs in the South. That included top-to-bottom reforms in business regulation and education. This is yet another promise kept to Tennesseans that we are committed to bringing accountability to the classroom to ensure every student is led by a great teacher. This legislation will lead to better results in the classroom and, ultimately, better prepared workers to grow our economy.”