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Amber Rountree’s big October

Betty Bean
Government/Politics columnist

South Knox’s Amber Rountree has every reason to “call in tired” for the Nov. 2 school board meeting, but here’s betting she will find a way to attend. The board will vote on her resolution to exempt Knox County from using standardized tests in students’ grades and for teacher evaluations.

The tests are not yet aligned with the curriculum, she says. A similar resolution passed the board last year, but this one has drawn fire from interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas and even Gov. Bill Haslam.

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