Some School Superintendents Withdraw Names From Open Letter To Haslam

Sep 20, 2013

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Seven local school superintendents have withdrawn their names from a petition asking Tennessee’s governor to recall the state education commissioner. Earlier this month, 63 school superintendents across the state signed a petition criticizing Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman. Governor Haslam responded with a letter expressing disappointment with the petition. He also backed up Commissioner Huffman's proposals for education reform and encouraged both sides to communicate better. Since that response, seven of the 63 original signees dropped off - and no one else signed on. The final petition sent to the governor included 56 superintendent names. Of Knox and surrounding counties, only Anderson and Roane County’s superintendents appear on the final petition.