September 24, 2023

Why schooling advocates gave Tennessee universities main a pie at town hall

More school counselors, a lot more college nurses, more social personnel and more distinctive education assistants. These are all things that a lot of of the attendees at a recent faculty funding city corridor in Nashville want for K-12 faculties.

But most of all they want a more substantial pie.

And by pie, they mean they want the condition to improve the revenue it spends on K-12 public educational facilities.

Approximately 100 people today attended the town hall, hosted by the Tennessee Alliance for Fairness in Training, in partnership with Schooling Belief – Tennessee and Nashville Organized for Motion and Hope, or NOAH.

At numerous points, the group roared “We want a more substantial pie” in response to prompting from speakers all through the general public remark part of the meeting.

The city hall was the most up-to-date of many occurring across the state this tumble because Gov. Bill Lee and Training Commissioner Penny Schwinn launched a assessment of the state’s current funding formula with the aim of creating a new “pupil-centered” funding technique.

Guests listen to speakers during a school funding town hall at Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, Dec. 6, 2021.

Amongst people in the pews at Jefferson Road Missionary Baptist Church on Monday evening was Seth Thorpe, a senior at Pearl-Cohn Superior University, who claimed he has under no circumstances had a dependable math teacher for an overall college year.

YOUR INBOX: Continue to be up-to-day on Tennessee’s leading education news by signing up for our new weekly publication, School Zone. Sign up in this article.