TBR Chancellor John Morgan's Statement Regarding House Vote on Common Core
In response to today’s vote in the House of Representatives to approve a two-year delay in the Common Core State Standards and related Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test, Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan has issued the following statement:"We are very disappointed in this first step taken to undo the meaningful reforms initiated with the State’s 'First to the Top' efforts. The Common Core and PARCC exam are important strategies for preparing college- and career-ready graduates. Tennessee students deserve education standards that are relevant to today's economic environment."
The College System of Tennessee is the state’s largest public higher education system, with 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus serving approximately 140,000 students. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.