The chancellor of Tennessee’s Board of Regents is becoming more vocal about supporting Common Core – the K-12 education standards with a growing number of critics on both ends of the political spectrum.
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How much it costs for students to attend a public college in Tennessee depends more and more on the individual campus. The state’s largest public college system is now approving tuition levels school-by-school.
Tennessee’s public universities say this is the year to stem the tide in budget cuts. The Board of Regents and University of Tennessee are asking for a $33 million increase in state funding.
The Tennessee Board of Regents is questioning the logic of legislation that prevents public colleges from enforcing nondiscrimination rules on religious student groups. The bill responds to an ongoing dispute at Vanderbilt University, even though private institutions are excluded.
As expected, the Tennessee Board of Regents voted today to raise tuition at its campuses by an average of more than nine percent. It’s the largest increase since 2005. But to put it in perspective – as one Regent said – it’s only about the cost of an iPhone…per semester.
Hearings in the state Senate about how the Tennessee Board of Regents hired its new chancellor are likely to drag on. Republican Senators questioned members of the board for a second day, trying to figure out how the former deputy governor got the top job at TBR.
Governor Phil Bredesen says he approves of the decision by the Tennessee Board of Regents to hire his deputy governor John Morgan as the next chancellor. But he says the University of Tennessee system should consider someone with more traditional credentials.
Deputy Governor John Morgan says he now thinks the state will accept 100-percent of federal stimulus dollars for unemployment.