Nashville — Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a goal of becoming the "fastest improving" state in the nation when it comes to improving teacher salaries.
"We're asking our students to be the fastest improving in the nation in education achievement and higher accountability for teachers and proven results should be met with better rewards," Haslam said.
The Republican governor made the announcement in a news conference with his state Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman.
Haslam emphasized the effort is a long-term goal.
Huffman agreed, saying it would be a year-by-year effort.
Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press. A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications. Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, ...