There is a move to finally pass some true education reform. I have always advocated major reforms to teacher tenure system. At best I thought changing it out with civil service protections would be a good compromise. Rumor is that what they are looking at is a system that would grant tenure on a renewable 5 year basis. every 5 years you would be back up for renew. No more lifetime contract.
The rumor of who Haslam has in mind for education cabinet member are squirreling. A few days ago the word was one was almost picked but some flags came up on deep background check.