Senator Watson Talks Third Grade Literacy, Criminal Justice Reform, And Tennessee’s Tax Situation With Hamilton County Pachyderm Club

Oct 18, 2023 | Political News

State Senator Bo Watson met with the Hamilton County Pachyderm Club on Monday, where he encouraged continued literacy improvement in schools, advocated for criminal justice reform, and discussed the future of Tennessee.

Watson issued a challenge to Hamilton County Schools as the state works through its second year of the new third-grade retention law. 

Watson noted that the recent changes to the law forced the school system to acknowledge and report that nearly a quarter of Hamilton County third graders would potentially have to repeat the grade based on their scores on the literacy section of the TCAP test.