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...

Collective Bargaining Repealed

Via the Times Free Press (available to read in full Here) Senate Republicans on Friday evening voted 19-12 to repeal teachers’ unions collective bargaining powers, replacing them with a plan proponents call “collaborative conferencing.” Court-enforceable memoranda of...

Voucher Bill Passed By Senate

The Tennessee Senate has approved a school voucher bill allowing lower income students of four counties to receive a voucher equal to half the total funding to attend a school of their choice should they wish to leave their assigned local school. Via the Commercial...

House Compromises Collective Bargaining Bill

The House Education Subcommittee approved a compromise on the bill that originally halted teacher collective bargaining with an amendment stripping out the bill’s ban on bargaining and would: Allow negotiations to continue between local school boards and teacher...

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