Legislation prohibiting public institutions of higher education from requiring students to purchase meal plans died this week in the House Education Administration and Planning Subcommittee. The financial impact of the bill, which will likely be studied over the summer, would have been in the millions of dollars for Tennessee’s public universities, many of whom use … Continued

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Legislation that would initiate a process for “efficiency audits” to be performed on public higher education institutions was passed in the Senate Education Committee unanimously this week with no opportunity for stakeholder testimony.  The legislation will be heard next week in the House Education Administration & Planning Committee. It is sponsored by Senate Education Chair … Continued

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Several legislative committees finished their business this week, including the Senate Education Committee, House Education Administration and Planning Subcommittee, and House Education Instruction and Programs Subcommittee.  Procedurally, the committees may reopen prior to the end of session if the House or Senate rules are suspended to advance legislation that had not previously been calendared.  The … Continued

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