NASHVILLE — In an impassioned address before the Senate Education Committee Wednesday, state Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, reiterated his stance that current education funding models represent inequality for rural school systems and said he was committed to righting that wrong.
Specifically, Yager was referring to a 2007 change to the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR) model that included revisions by the University of Tennessee's Center for Business and Economic Research.
"I'm advised that out of our 136 school systems in the state, 102 of those were adversely affected when we made this change," Yager said. "That just presents a real inequity."To continue reading, please subscribe to the Independent Herald. If you are already a subscriber, email email@example.com to receive login credentials. If you are a subscriber who is logged in and believe you are seeing this message in error, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423-569-6343.