TENNESSEANS FOR QUALITY EARLY EDUCATION is a bipartisan coalition of business, law enforcement, faith, education, civic organizations and individuals committed to quality early childhood education as an essential foundation and urgent priority for a thriving Tennessee.
Tennessee’s teachers are the lifeblood of our childrens’ future. We know investment in quality early childhood education results in:
- A stronger, more wholesome community
- Individual citizens who can contribute more to society
- Resources to ensure teachers and administrators can execute their best
We support the vision that by 2025, at least seventy-five percent of Tennessee’s third graders will be proficient in reading and math, thereby establishing a solid foundation for future academic achievement, employability, and success in life.
Literacy is the civil rights issue of our time. If we are going to get it right, we must start early.Candice McQueen Commissioner of Education, State of Tennessee
Dr. Amy Doran Coordinator of Early Childhood/Grant Writer/Kingsport City Schools