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Lawmakers Call For Education Commissioner's Resignation Amidst TNReady Issues

TNReady Experiences More Issues On Second Day
Posted: 7:19 PM, Apr 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-17 20:44:10-04
Lawmakers: Education Commissioner Should Resign
Lawmakers: Education Commissioner Should Resign

Democratic lawmakers called for the resignation of Tennessee Education Commissioner, Candice McQueen, on Tuesday after a second day of TNReady testing experienced issues. 

“It’s time to quit blaming the testing company and blame the people who are selecting the testing company, and that’s the commissioner of Education," said democratic representative Bo Mitchell of Nashville. "We’ve had enough, and now it’s time for her to go.”

McQueen has been at the helm of the Tennessee Department of Education for three years, and during each year issues have been reported with the state-wide assessment test, TNReady. 

TNReady Testing Begins With Issues

Those lawmakers asked for McQueen's resignation after walking off of the House floor, citing the repeated failures with TNReady.

Some lawmakers have also called for this year's TNReady results to not impact students' grades or teachers' evaluations/pay due to the issues, and that effort has support from both republicans and democrats. 

We reached out to the Department of Education about the issues raised by lawmakers, but did not receive a response as of Tuesday evening.