‘Basic’ Education

Knox County school board workshop

'Basic' Education

As an ambitious Memphis/Nashville lawsuit moves forward, Knox County Schools watches and hopes for more state funding.

by jesse fox mayshark • september 28, 2018

knox county school board members and school administrators at knoxville botanical garden on sept. 27.

A lawsuit seeking to compel the state to spend more money on public education is moving forward, without the participation of Knox County.
Seeking more revenue, via Legislature or litigation.
The three-year-old suit was brought by Metro Nashville and Shelby County, Tennessee’s two largest school systems. It is an unusual effort to force more funding for schools across the state, particularly those serving its large urban areas. Attorneys for the state failed in a motion to dismiss the case on constitutional grounds when Davidson County Chancellor Clau...

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