Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Jeff Yarbro expressed concerns about legislation to give accreditation authority to a private school founder who defended slavery.
State legislators discussed the bill on the Senate floor Monday. Sen. Jeff Yarbro, D-Nashville, said he was concerned about Wilson. Yarbro said Wilson co-authored a paper that said slavery existed in the South based upon mutual affection and confidence.
"I am a little worried ... that we are giving accreditation authority to the sort of the extreme of the extreme in this instance," Yarbro said.