Nashville school board fights for more state funding

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Metro Nashville school district has taken aim at the state's level of education funding, arguing that Davidson County has been shorted millions of dollars and setting the stage for what could be a broad-based assault on state funding levels by districts all over the state.

The Metro school board voted unanimously Tuesday to ask Gov. Bill Haslam and the Tennessee General Assembly to "adequately fund public education" in a way that would allow local districts to meet rigorous new academic standards.

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