Tennessee Governor Says Student’s Should Not Be Pushed Forward In School If They Can’t Succeed Moving Forward
Thousands of parents and guardians across the Tri Cities and the rest of Tennessee have enrolled their children in summer school to improve third grade reading levels after scoring below proficient in reading on the annual TCAP Test. Many parents are upset with the new state law that forces them to enroll their child in support programs to improve reading scores based on one test. Lee says the state is offering tutoring, summer programs and are retesting to make sure third graders can read on a proficient level. Lee says students should not be pushed forward if they are not able to succeed going forward.