The relationship status between public education and the State of Tennessee is currently, well, complicated. Whether you’re looking at the relationship between local education agencies and local governments, the funding of school systems, or the relationship between Governor Bill Lee’s administration and various public-school systems, complicated is the best word to describe it. All of these issues and relationships came into play recently within the Tennessee Supreme Court decision of Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, et al. v. Tennessee Department of Education, et al.
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