Is Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman finally feeling the heat?
A group of 60 Directors of Schools from around the state signed a letter calling for a halt to the fast pace of education reform — reform that some critics suggest has little to do with helping students.
Some recent proposals for changing public education have included changes to teacher licensure (that could result in more testing of students) and an unproven teacher merit pay plan that could place an unfunded mandate on local governments.
In addition to the concerns of the Directors, at least one state legislator is complaining about the most recent proposal.
Having a letter signed by 60 Directors suggesting that the pace of reform slow and that the actual reforms be re-evaluated seems unprecedented in the state.
Now, the question is: How will Governor Haslam and the Commissioner respond?