this FREAK cut off debate,on a PRIVATE online school,that took TAXPAYER money millions ,and told teachers to delete all the bad grades
i shiteth you not! please call him! better yet a SNAIL mail post card while the USPS still exists…many thanks
Rep. Harry Brooks
District 19 — Part of Knox County — Map
6600 Washington Pike
Knoxville, TN 37918
301 6th Avenue North
Suite 117 War Memorial Building
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone (615) 741-6879
Fax (615) 253-0212
Tennessee legislative committee kills bill to close Tennessee Virtual Academy
A state legislative committee blocked discussion Tuesday of leaked internal e-mail from the only taxpayer-funded, for-profit online school operating in Tennessee that told its teachers to delete students’ bad grades.
The committee then killed a bill that would have closed the two-year-old Tennessee Virtual Academy, operated by Virginia-based K-12 Inc., at the end of the school year. Moments earlier, the panel approved a Haslam administration bill that is the state’s first attempt to reign in the virtual school — but only after stripping out of the bill a proposed enrollment cap in the school.
….On Tuesday, Rep. Gloria Johnson, D-Knoxville, released internal TnVA e-mails leaked to her that in December instructed its teachers to quickly delete students’ progress reports for September and October, delete the grades of students on an assignment that a majority had failed, and to “please consider” counting only the final grade of a student whose earlier unit average was an F.
But when Rep. Mike Stewart, D-Nashville, tried to present the e-mails to the House Education Subcommittee, the panel’s top two officers — Reps. Mark White, R-Memphis, and Harry Brooks, R-Knoxville — immediately cut off the discussion and called the vote that killed the bill.
Here is more about the emails. They really did tell the teachers to delete the bad grades from two years and keep the good ones. The head of that school actually blamed it on the difficulty of handling student differences.