Geez, you think the education system is Tennesse is bad. Try Alabama! Birmingham, in particular, really screwed up. They don't have enough money cause they spent it on nonsense. And now, a bunch of teachers got fired and several schools are closing down because of budget cuts. Then, they're taking elementary and middle schools, and combining them into one in hopes of saving money. And in the midst of this crisis, they wanted to give one of the Board members a big raise, which made so many people mad.