July 20, 2020
NASHVILLE – Today, Tennesseans for Student Success (TSS) is launching its fourth annual TNSuccessCard, a helpful tool to gauge how members of the Tennessee General Assembly voted and evaluated education policy issues during the 111th legislative session. Keeping our elected officials accountable to the decisions that affect Tennessee’s one million students is essential in keeping voters informed and engaged on education reform issues. Preparing today’s students with the skills they need to achieve economic independence impacts not only students and parents but also employers and every citizen in the Volunteer State.
“Now more than ever, it is critical that the Tennessee policymakers we elect champion innovative based, student-focused policies that will measure and improve student growth and achievement,” said TSS President & CEO Adam Lister. “Shining a light on the work that happens at the Capitol will help inform the decisions made at the ballot box. This year, we must elect those who are willing to make student success one of their top priorities because our kids deserve elected officials who will advocate for their bright future.”
Lister continued: “According to a recent TSS poll from June 2020, 63 percent of Tennessee voters believe ‘it is important to test public school students from grades 3-12 each year’ to know if they are on-track. Further, 83 percent of respondents believe ‘it is important to hold schools and teachers accountable.’ These findings are congruent with the need to ensure the development and implementation of education policies that support opportunities for all Tennesseans.”
For more information on the TNSuccessCard and to view your legislator’s grade, please visit www.tnsuccesscard.com.