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Tennessee governor’s race is set. Here’s what both candidates say on public education.

From left: Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and Williamson County businessman Bill Lee will face off Nov. 6 in the general election to become Tennessee's 50th governor.
From left: Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and Williamson County businessman Bill Lee will face off Nov. 6 in the general election to become Tennessee's 50th governor.

Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and Williamson County businessman Bill Lee will face off Nov. 6 in the general election to succeed Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

Dean easily won the Democratic primary Thursday over state House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh of Ripley.

And in a Republican nailbiter, Lee outpaced Knoxville businessman Randy Boyd, U.S. Rep. Diane Black of Gallatin, and state House Speaker Beth Harwell of Nashville.

Tennessee’s next governor will significantly shape public education, and voters have told pollsters that they want an education-minded leader to follow Haslam, a moderate Republican completing his second term.

Before the primary, Chalkbeat surveyed both Dean and Lee for their positions on the big issues facing Tennessee on public education.

Below, find their answers, which have been lightly edited for grammar, style, and length. You can also sort by candidate.

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