Tennessee’s embrace of Hillsdale College sours

Source: SFGate

“The president of Michigan’s Hillsdale College was riding high earlier this year when he announced plans to launch 50 charter schools in Tennessee after Gov. Bill Lee originally asked for 100. Six months later, that relationship has cooled after Hillsdale’s Larry Arnn made disparaging comments about educators, telling an audience including Lee that teachers ‘are trained in the dumbest parts of the dumbest colleges.’ The comments inspired outrage among lawmakers, teachers and other public school advocates already skeptical of the plans. Now the Republican governor (long known as a charter school and voucher advocate) has distanced himself from Arnn, leaving the fate of charters connected to the small, conservative college in doubt.” (07/31/22)