Friday, May 16, 2008

Dean hears teachers' ideas on schools

Davidson County Mayor Karl Dean heard from Nashville teachers Thursday about how to solve the district's problems, including the lackluster graduation rate and school truancy. Dean met with teachers at the headquarters of the Metro Nashville Education Association. Teachers used the chance to vent about overwhelming expectations, the need for more professional development and fewer experimental programs, and the lack of resources for teachers and schools. "I want you to feel I'm on your side," Dean said. "I want schools to be a priority the entire time I'm here." — JAIME

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