Press release from Tennessee House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh, D-Ripley; December 17, 2014:
Congratulates, looks forward to working with Dr. McQueen
“On behalf of the entire House Democratic Caucus, I want to congratulate Dr. Candice McQueen on her appointment as our next Commissioner of Education. Dr. McQueen’s credentials are well-known in Tennessee and around the country, but her most important asset is the time she spent in the classroom.
House Democrats remain committed to supporting public education. While we may disagree with Dr. McQueen on occasion, we look forward to finding common ground on community schools, increasing parental involvement and fulfilling the Governor’s promise to make Tennessee teachers’ salaries the fastest improving in the nation.”