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Unicoi superintendent explains signing letter critical of Tenn. education commissioner

September 21st, 2013 4:01 pm by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Unicoi superintendent explains signing letter critical of Tenn. education commissioner

JOHNSON CITY  —  Local school superintendents who signed a petition critical of the Tennessee Department of Education and its head, Commissioner Kevin Huffman, said communication from the state has been lacking, especially regarding recent reform measures.

“To me, when you have a dialogue, communication is two ways,” Unicoi County School Superintendent Denise Brown said Wednesday in explaining her signature on the petition authored by Tullahoma City Schools Superintendent Dan Lawson. “When Huffman talked with education representatives, it was: ‘This is what I’m going to do, and it really doesn’t matter how it effects teachers, this is part of my reform.’ ”

Brown, who serves on the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents board and the state’s Superintendent Study Council Executive Committee, frequently interacted with Huffman at meetings and during conference calls.

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