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State education board passes new teacher pay plan over loud objections

LISA FINGEROOT, The Tennessean • Jun 21, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Opponents of a new Tennessee rule that will reward teachers based on student outcomes or what subjects they teach instead of degrees and experience say they’ll fight back next legislative session.

The state board of education passed the rule Friday over the noisy objections of more that 150 Tennessee Education Association union members from across Tennessee, who wore red to show solidarity.

Rep. Gloria Johnson, D-Knoxville, a special education teacher, was among the opponents.

Read the full story on the Tennessean's website.

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