The context for the quote below, which is just too good that I don't want it overlooked, is the TEA's (Tennessee Education Association) concern about the budget in Murfreesboro schools.
The Tennessee Education Association, an organization representing teachers, requested the audit to determine if the system was using the new money to replace local funds needed to pay for existing positions, said Graham Greeson, a TEA manager for its research division.
"You can't do that," said Greeson, a Murfreesboro resident. "As you look at the (school system's) accountability budget, there is a question as to whether they are funding new positions or funding positions they already had. We're not saying anything is wrong. We just don't know." Tennessean