TennesseeCAN empowers local stakeholders—from community members to policymakers—to advocate for improved K-12 education policies that put Tennessee children first. Together, we are working to ensure students have access to high-quality schools, teachers and resources that prioritize their unique educational talents and needs.

Our Policy Pillars

Students succeed and excel when they are taught by well-supported, effective educators.

We believe that high-quality educators are critical to student success, and when schools and communities train, support and reward great teachers while also removing ineffective teachers from the classroom, we put students’ success first.

Students and their families deserve equitable access to high-quality educational options, opportunities and resources.

We know parents, especially those in low-income communities, demand high-quality school options to serve the diverse needs of their children.  We believe every child deserves access to educational excellence.