Senate minority leader Sen. Raumesh Akbari, D-Memphis

Sen. Raumesh Akbari issues statement on ‘flawed’ school letter grades

MEMPHIS — Senate minority leader Sen. Raumesh Akbari, D-Memphis, called state Department of Education’s new school grading system “flawed” in a statement Thursday that critiqued Tennessee’s bottom 10 in the nation student funding.

Sen. Raumesh Akbari:

“These flawed letter grades will never define a school, their students and families, or their teachers and staff. What these letter grades do show is the consequences of bottom 10 in the nation student funding and a failure by the state to move resources to the students who need them most.

“Instead of weaponizing these grades, I hope lawmakers will come together around policies that nourish every child’s learning potential and strengthen the community around these students.”

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