Governor Bill Haslam is expressing reservations about a bill seeking to cap the number of foreigners working at Tennessee charter schools. The Republican governor told reporters after a prayer breakfast at Lipscomb University in Nashville on Tuesday that he is concerned about the measure headed for his consideration after passing both chambers. Haslam noted that the state is trying to promote more science, technology, engineering and math classes in the state, and that he doesn't want to close off a potential pipeline of teachers with expertise in those subjects. Haslam said he has not y
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed into law a proposal encouraging school districts to develop parental involvement contracts with students' parents. Under the proposal, parents would agree to, at a minimum, review their student's homework and offer assistance when needed, sign report cards, ensure that their student is not truant. They must also attend school functions, and make every effort to attend parent-teacher conferences. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the law is similar to a proposal Michigan passed in 2001. Another measure advancing in the T
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says it will probably be close to the deadline before he decides whether to sign a proposal protecting teachers who allow students to criticize evolution and other scientific theories, such as global warming. The deadline is today.