Retention Hearings Feb 22, 2023

The video below is the full video of hearings before the Tennessee General Assembly Education Administration Committee that were heard on February 22nd, 2023.

These speakers were selected and invited to testify by the Committee:

  • 00:07:00 – TN Commissioner of Education, Penny Schwinn
  • 00:15:10 – Dr. Deborah Reed, University of Tennessee Reading Research Center
  • 00:23:00 – Jack Powers & Kymyona Burk – ExcelinEd (Jeb Bush’s Ed policy thinktank)
  • 00:29:00 – James Pond – Governors’ Early Literacy Foundation
  • 00:32:30 – Nancy Dishner – Niswonger Foundation
  • 00:43:30 – Dr. Carey Wright – Former Commissioner of Education, Mississippi (Serves on NAEP Board with Committee Chair Mark White)
  • 01:15:20 – Panel to Give A District Perspective on the Impact of Implementation
    • Clint Satterfield, Director of Schools, Trousdale County Schools (Has a 3rd grader)
    • Jeanne Barker, Director of Schools, Lenoir City Schools
    • Dr. Amy Doran, Former Coordinator of Early Childhood Programs for Kingsport City Schools
    • Dr. Gary Lilly, Director of Schools, Collierville Schools
    • Dr. Sally Parish, Associate Vice President for Educational Initiatives – University of Memphis
  • 01:45:00 – TN Commissioner of Education, Penny Schwinn (To answer Committee questions)