CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley County Board of Education has voiced strong opposition to any state initiatives to base teacher licensing on the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System, an analytical tool used to measure student achievement and hold educators accountable for student progress.

In a meeting Thursday, the board was given a standing ovation by more than two dozen faculty members and administrators after voting 7-0 to send a message to the Tennessee General Assembly and the Tennessee Board of Education.

"This is not a good thing for our teachers in the state of Tennessee and it's not good for our children, either," said board member Charlie Rose, who championed the issue and presented the resolution.

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