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How long will Kevin Huffman last as Tennessee's education commissioner?

June 24th, 2014 3:57 pm by Joy Garrison, The Tennessean

How long will Kevin Huffman last as Tennessee's education commissioner?

Kevin Huffman (Photo: George Walker IV / File / The Tennessean )

NASHVILLE — Noise surrounding Kevin Huffman has reached a fever pitch, amplified by new calls for his resignation and fueling speculation over how long Tennessee’s beleaguered education commissioner plans to stay.

That question is even more pressing because of the political calendar: Gov. Bill Haslam, who has remained loyal to Huffman, is on track for likely re-election to a second term, which often brings turnover to a governor’s Cabinet anyways.

An aide to the Tennessee Department of Education chief provided little insight when asked how long Huffman, who arrived in Tennessee three years ago, would stay in his position after 15 Republican lawmakers, most Tea Party-affiliated, called for his resignation in a stinging letter to Haslam last week.

Our partners at The Tennessean have more on Huffman's woes.

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