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Education reform is everybody’s business

Like every good politician, Gov. Bill Haslam kept his remarks brief at today’s Knoxville Chamber event, but his message was clear — education reform is everybody’s business.

0115inauguration27_asb.jpgImproving Tennessee schools is a priority of the new administration and Haslam asked everyone in the audience to help make it happen.

More than 400 business leaders (including the governor’s dad, James A Haslam II), educators, politicians and at least one professional athlete — former UT quarterback Erik Ainge — attended the event at the Knoxville Convention Center.

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Education is the silver bullet

Education was the issue most often mentioned by Knoxville area business leaders interviewed for my story in today’s News Sentinel.

Area businesses also want new Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett to focus on economic development and job creation, but it all starts with education. Burchett agreed that education should be a priority.

Sounds good, but we’ve heard this song before.

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