Haslam: ASD taking over schools may have been ‘too ambitious’

Aug 23, 2018 by

Tennessee may have been “too ambitious” in taking over struggling schools in efforts to improve them, Gov. Bill Haslam said in Memphis on Wednesday.

“We probably in hindsight, this is Bill’s opinion, we probably were a little too ambitious,” Haslam said at Georgian Hills Achievement Elementary, a school under the state-run Achievement School District.

At the same time, he said of the ASD, “I feel better now about where we are than ever, and a lot of that’s through what we’ve learned.”

Haslam’s education commissioner, Candice McQueen, has previously apologized to ASD families for the district’s failures. But Haslam’s comments represent an acknowledgement directly from the governor’s office that the ASD model was flawed.

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