It was 2009, and Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen had just announced that he was convening an emergency legislative session to enact education reforms to make the state competitive for President Barack Obama’s Race to the Top competition. At the time, Tennessee ranked near the bottom of all 50 states in student achievement, but Bredesen and […]
Author Archives: Shavar Jeffries
Shavar Jeffries is a civil rights attorney and the president of Democrats for Education Reform.