Memphis accepts 100 million to improve schools. Why is that a big deal? It is something Republicans have been fighting years to get. Accountability from bad teachers and reward for good ones. For years, any sort of accountability was killed by the TEA/NEA because some of their union members might be exposed as bad teachers.
Now with the Bill Gates $100 million the temptation became too sweet.
This ranks up there with charter schools as far as victories for education and Tennessee school children go. Of course the TEA and NEA are probably fit to be tied.