Kingsport City Schools, Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS), Respond to Hillsdale College President's Remarks

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents Board of Directors met recently and voted unanimously to provide a public statement refuting the disparaging statements about public educators made by the President of Hillsdale College, Larry Arnn in Franklin, Tennessee released last week. Tennessee Superintendents/Directors recognize the profound value of Tennessee teachers and celebrate their indispensable role in creating a brighter future for Tennesseans.
Click the link to read the full TOSS News Release.
Kingsport City Schools official statement from Dr. Jeff Moorhouse, Kingsport City Schools Superintendent
"We cannot state more strongly the profound level of respect, admiration, and appreciation we have for the educators of Kingsport City Schools and all public educators in Tennessee.  These women and men have dedicated their lives to providing each and every child the educational opportunities that will ensure lifelong success.  They have trained extensively to become highly skilled in delivering innovative instructional practices and supporting student growth, working diligently to continually improve their craft.  Educators who have answered the call to serve the students and families of Kingsport and those all across Tennessee make an immeasurable positive impact on our children and communities and deserve our utmost support and respect. We stand with Kingsport's teachers and all of Tennessee's public educators."
Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, a high school program of choice, and an alternative learning program; with a total enrollment of over 7,600 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to Inspire. Cultivate. Impact.

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