Teachers are being unfairly held accountable for test scores on tests they are not allowed to see and whose cut scores are admittedly manipulated.... Students are being held accountable for grades on tests that their parents are not allowed to ever see.... but....
Who is holding Kevin Huffman accountable? Certainly not Governor Haslam who appointed him.
Legislators: All of the laws you pass are worthless if they can be blatantly ignored without any penalty by those at the top. Not a single legislator voted against this law in the House or Senate. Beth Harwell, Ron Ramsey, & Bill Haslam all signed it. Is it okay for the Commissioner of Education to break the laws you pass?
Superintendents & School Board members: This is a case of "Do as I say, not as I do" by Commissioner Huffman. Speak up for your districts and demand an end to all of this excessive testing and top-down control. Talk to your legislators. Your voices are important. Do what you know is best for your students.
Media: Publish facts, not what they want you to believe and print.