Some Tennessee school directors and superintendents are not happy with plans from the state's education leader when it comes to his ideas on reform.
One director called Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman's moves "counterproductive", all stemming from his decision to use a new teacher evaluation system and changes in educator's pay.
According to our partners at The Tennessean, around 60 state leaders signed a letter for Governor Haslam asking him to stop any other reform ideas.
Huffman was in Knox County Friday morning for a separate event. We tried several times for any comment on this matter, but he refused to answer our questions, saying he was off to another event.
However, a spokesperson told the Tennessean that Huffman has never read that letter.
So we asked Knox County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre about this. He said he decided to not sign that document and that he continues to give his backing to Huffman.
"I have a very strong relationship with the Commission of Education. I think he's done a lot of great things in the state of Tennessee, he raised expectations. And I think we look at the outcomes, here in the state of Tennessee, you see a strong upward strategy," said Dr. McIntyre.
Part of that letter reads, "Today we feel that we are unable to lead many improvement efforts due to our charge of attempting to address morale issues of many of our employees who feel. voiceless and powerless."
Again, Huffman is not commenting on this matter right now.