Tennessee Education Commissioner Seeks Broad Authority to Takeover Districts, Eliminate School Boards

Andy Spears
3 min readApr 2, 2021

Legislation that would give Commissioner of Education Penny Schwinn broad authority to fire a school system’s superintendent and remove the school board is advancing in the Tennessee General Assembly.

Chalkbeat has more:

A bill outlining reasons the state may take over a local school district cleared its first legislative hurdle Tuesday.

Rep. Scott Cepicky, a Republican from Maury County, said his proposal

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Andy Spears

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