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Teachers' Union Plans March Against Proposed Legislation

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee teachers are getting ready to rally in show of support against some of the legislation being proposed by state lawmakers.

The Tennessee Education Association is urging all teachers to take part in the march to Legislative Plaza on Saturday, March 5 from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. They're meeting at the Bicentennial Mall in Downtown Nashville, and asking everyone to wear red.
TEA Teacher Rally

The TEA said "Several bills have been introduced to the 107th Tennessee General Assembly that attack public school educators and the Tennessee Education Association. It's obvious these bills have nothing to do with ‘education reform' in Tennessee."

The bills proposed include extending the initial probationary period of tenure from 3 to 5 years as well as changing the definition of "ineffectiveness" with tenured teachers.
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The Tennessee Tea Party is planning a counter protest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 5.

The Tennessee Tea Party sent a news release on Monday stating that "Our education system is in disarray and is highly inefficient. It is time for fiscally responsible and free market principals to be adopted into the bloated education system."

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