Sumner County seems likely to join a growing list of Tennessee school districts asking the state to waive TNReady and teacher evaluation in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Board member Ted Wise posted his thoughts ahead of the vote tomorrow night:
In my twelve years on the school board, I have been guided by one statement, FOR THE CHILDREN!
As we face COVID together, it is important that our teachers and principals can focus on the needs of our children. Now is not the time to worry about high stakes tests or completing evaluations.
Our children deserve our best during these times. Our teachers and principals work tirelessly to help them. Let’s work together to take the burden off of our teachers and principals.
Our Board will vote on Tuesday to ask the state to waive high stakes testing for this school year.
I will vote on Tuesday night to do what I have always tried to do on our school board, support our children, our teachers, and our principals.
Will Gov. Lee and Commissioner Schwinn take action?