Superintendents' petition mailed to governor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A petition that raises serious concerns about Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman has been sent to the governor.

The petition signed by 55 of the states' school superintendents originated with Dan Lawson, director of the Tullahoma City Schools.

It alleges that Huffman's office "has no interest in a dialogue" with local officials and the superintendents' efforts to improve their schools are being thwarted by low teacher morale because of policy changes on the state level.

Gov. Bill Haslam told reporters on Wednesday that he plans to have more discussions with the superintendents.

Lawson said in an email that he welcomes dialogue with the governor.


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