Explaining the Last Decade of School Funding in Tennessee

Andy Spears
3 min readFeb 5, 2021

The Tennessee House Republican Caucus sent out a tweet bragging about the amount of money the state has invested in teacher pay over the past decade.

Here it is:

Republicans have passed $616.5 million in teacher pay increases since 2011 with more on the way! We support and appreciate our teachers as foundation builders for our state!

- TN House Republicans (@tnhousegop) February 4, 2021

Andy Spears

Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN —Public Policy Ph.D. — writes on education policy, consumer affairs, and more . . .