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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Dec 27, 2013

Proponents of revamping state education laws cite a recent report by the National Assessment of Education Progress, which shows Tennessee students rank highest in the nation in academic improvement, as proof that recent reforms are working and more should be considered. According to the Memphis Daily News, when the legislative session begins in January, lawmakers are expected to re-introduce several measures, including (1) a so-called "parent trigger" bill that lets parents decide the fate of a struggling school; (2) a proposal to allow the state to authorize charter schools in counties where there are failing schools; and (3) dueling plans to create a school voucher program.