Governor Bredesen made a speech about the “flawed” Basic Education Plan:

Second, any effort to improve our schools ought to start with those that are clearly failing. We have in Tennessee 20 schools today that have hit the wall; under our own laws are called out for having failed to show adequate progress for at least six years running; these are failed schools. Seventeen of them are in the Memphis school system, two are in Hamilton County, and one is in Nashville. That list will grow by another five or six this August.

From reading the text of the Governor’s speech, I get the impression that spending will increase and nothing will really change.

Don’t be surprised as the number of failing schools continue to rise.