For too long, Tennessee student performance has been measured by standards set too low. Beginning in September, a higher standard putting the state on par with national student achievement levels will go into effect. It is important that the public fully understand the what and the why of this change. To help, Gov. Phil Bredesen, along with former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Dr. Bill Frist and other top education officials, will launch a statewide public awareness campaign this week. Meeting these higher education standards is key to Tennessee’s economic future, and they should be embraced by everyone.
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