Chambers of Commerce & School Choice

Last year when the issue of school choice came up in Tennessee the Chambers of Commerce in Chattanooga, Knoxville and Nashville Chambers of Commerce in Chattanooga, Knoxville and Nashville came out strongly against parental empowerment. This is difficult to understand...

Educational Apartheid? Melodramatic?

With the recent Lincoln movie there has been resurgence of interest in our sixteenth president.  Of course, we know who Abe Lincoln was because he was president, but what about Harriet Tubman?  How is it nearly a hundred years after her death we remember the name of...

ESAs The Way Of The Future

“[Vouchers], although important, work only with schools and don’t always allow parents to choose a different approach to education….ESAs, on the other hand, give parents the flexibility to fill in their children’s learning gaps with specialized services, like tutoring...

The Graph Says It All

The graph pretty much says it all.  However, if you would like to read the report behind it, “The School Staffing Surge, Decades of Employment Growth in America’s Public Schools” (November 2012) by Benjamin Scafidi, Ph.D. with the Friedman Foundation click Here....

Get Involved! Take A Survey!

Attention Tennessee parents! United Way wants your opinions about your children’s pre-k through 12th grade experiences in public school this past year! Please take just a couple of minutes to complete this survey (click HERE to take survey). Be sure to ask for...

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