Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cookeville State Rep Comments On Federal Grant

State representive Henry Fincher of Cookeville is reacting to the news that Tennessee is one of the states that will get millions of dollars in federal money in the Race To The Top program. Fincher, who was one of 12 lawmakers to vote against changes to Tennessee education law required by the program tells the Associated Press, "It's much better to get money than not. I just don't know that what we did to our teachers is going to be worth the one-time money that we get." The law gives more weight to student testing data when making teacher evaluations, which Fincher has said may unfairly affect teacher tenure.