Senate Education Committee Discusses Concussions, Affirmative Action

The Senate Education committee passed legislation that would require schools and other organizations conducting youth athletic programs in Tennessee to adopt concussion policies. The proposal, sponsored by Sen. Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville, was approved 8-0 and will head to the floor of the Senate. News Channel 5 also reports a proposal to eliminate affirmative action initiatives in higher education institutions in Tennessee has been delayed another week in order to work out language of the bill. As written, the legislation would prohibit colleges and universities from granting preference “based on race, gender or ethnicity.” The main issue is the interpretation of the term “preference.”