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TN GOP lawmakers want education commissioner to resign

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

More than a dozen Republican state lawmakers want the state education commissioner to resign following the delay of TCAP test results.

In a letter to Gov. Bill Haslam, they say they have a "complete lack of trust" in the Tennessee Department of Education. They're asking for Commissioner Kevin Huffman to resign immediately.

Last month, the education department delayed the release of those statewide TCAP results, and it left many districts in a bind.

Several districts, including Metro Nashville Public Schools, got a waiver from the state to exclude the test results in students' final grades.

In response, the Department of Education called the lawmakers' claims "baseless" and "inaccurate." The department said no TCAP scores have been concealed or altered in any way.

To read the lawmakers' full letter to the governor and see which lawmakers signed it, visit: http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wsmv/Huffman.pdf.

And to read the Department of Education's response, visit: http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wsmv/June19Response.pdf.

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