An education report card released today by a lobbying group gave Tennessee a higher score than last year.
The Tennessean newspaper reports that the state’s lack of a school voucher program received an F, but the state scored higher on its new teacher evaluation system and its Achievement School District, which turns low-performing schools over to charter school operators. Other improvements from last year include a rule that prohibits the mandatory placement of teachers, as well as a hybrid retirement plan for educators.
StudentsFirst is a lobbying organization based in Sacramento, California. Its state-by-state grading system doesn’t measure academic achievement, but ranks states on what it calls “student-centered policies”.