published Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Senate committee restricts teacher association's powers

NASHVILLE — Republicans on the Senate Education Committee today approved a bill stripping the Tennessee Education Association of its ability to name four trustees to the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement Board.

The measure passed 6-3 on a straight Republican/Democrat party line vote.

The bill, one of several Republicans are pushing in an attack against the teachers’ union, transfers the authority of the organization to appoint three teacher members to the board.

The measure now goes to the Senate floor. It has not started moving in the House.

For complete details, see tomorrow's Times Free Press.

about Andy Sher...

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, ...

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