“Tennessee Democrats seek to address ‘broken’ education funding formula through flurry of bills” was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: chalkbeat.org/pages/newsletters.
Calling the state’s system for funding public education broken, Tennessee Democrats on Thursday urged the legislature to fix it and make a major investment that would hire more school-based nurses, counselors, and social workers.
They also proposed boosting funding toward teacher salaries, reducing class sizes in high-need elementary schools, developing grants for special education and increasing the number of specialists to work with struggling students.
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