October 7, 2021
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennesseans for Student Success (TSS) today announced the release of its fifth annual SuccessCard, a helpful tool that evaluates members of the General Assembly based on how they voted on key education policies during legislative session. This year, members were graded by a metrics comprised of their votes on five education priorities: supporting aligned assessments, protecting accountability, securing economic opportunity, championing high standards and innovation in education. The votes evaluated in this year’s metrics included those made during the special and regular legislative sessions.
“The SuccessCard is an easy-access resource Tennesseans can utilize to know exactly where their elected officials stand on the fundamental issues that directly impact Tennessee students,” said Lana Skelo, general counsel and vice president of government relations for Tennesseans for Student Success.
“With the well-being of our next generation at the forefront of nearly every substantial policy conversation happening today, it is imperative that Tennesseans continue to have the most accurate information available about their legislators so they can make appropriate decisions at the ballot box,” said Adam Lister, president and CEO of Tennesseans for Student Success.
Top of the Class designations are awarded to members who have dedicated their careers in public service to advocating for Tennessee students. Top of the Class members include Lt. Gov. Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge), Speaker Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville), Leader Jack Johnson (R-Franklin), Leader William Lamberth (R-Portland), Senators Haile (R-Gallatin) and White (R-Murfreesboro), and Representatives Haston (R-Lobelville) and Hicks (R-Gray).
The full SuccessCard is available here.