Sunday, January 17, 2010

Fincher Explains "No" Vote on Education Reform


State representative Henry Fincher of Cookeville continues to defend his decision to vote against Governor Phil Bredesen's education reforms. Bredesen had called the package "the right thing to do for our children and schools," but Fincher says he's not so sure. Fincher says the so-called "Race To The Top" money is not guaranteed and puts teachers at risk. The governor, meanwhile, now says he also wants members of the General Assembly to adopt measures he has outlined to increase college graduation rates.