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TSS on Education Funding Overhaul: The Gravity of This Historic Moment Should not be Lost on any Tennessean

NASHVILLE — Tennesseans for Student Success (TSS) released the following statement to thank members of the Tennessee General Assembly for voting to pass the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA) Act.

“The gravity of this historic moment should not be lost on any Tennessean. For the first time in our state’s history, public school students will have a funding formula that’s centered around them and responsive to their needs rather than an antiquated formula that distributes funds to schools and districts unfairly,” said Adam Lister, President and CEO of Tennesseans for Student Success. “The leadership shown from members of the General Assembly and the Lee administration to put students first and increase funding and resources for education has resulted in transformational and impactful reforms that decades of previous legislatures have attempted to secure. Every child in Tennessee deserves a public education that understands his or her unique gifts, abilities, and experiences and then works to support his or her learning while unlocking the student’s full potential to succeed. With the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement Act, we have built the launching pad for success providing every teacher, leader, and parent with resources to ensure every child in Tennessee has access to an effective education.”

TISA passed the General Assembly today and will soon be signed into law by Governor Bill Lee. The legislation invests a billion new dollars into education, raises teacher pay, and updates the state’s outdated 30 year old formula for funding public schools.

Media in need soundbites are additionally encouraged to use the below clip from TSS President and CEO Adam Lister on our YouTube site.

Tennesseans for Student Success is a statewide network of parents and caregivers, teachers, community leaders, volunteers, and advocates dedicated to championing and supporting Tennessee’s students and their futures.

 

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