Without Parents, Reform Is Doomed

Recently Forbes ran a series, “What’s Your Single Best Idea For Reforming K-12 Education?” Ideas are great and important, but in reality it was the intellectual equivalent of “What would you do if you won the lottery?”  It’s fun to discuss and think about, but...

How To Deny An Education 101

We have written (HERE) and commented on the controversy surrounding the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association’s recent ruling on a set of guidelines encouraging, but not requiring, member schools to allow homeschooled students to participate in public school...

Longer School Year Poll

Today’s (5/23/11) Tennessean has an online poll (see sample below).  Polls are fun to see what others are thinking. Click Here to take the poll. TN’s new education commissioner Kevin Huffman says he may consider longer school days and/or years to increase...

Get Involved! Take Action!

Via the Tennessean, Teachers union bill faces House vote today (available to read in full Here): A bill that would overturn the 1978 law that gave teachers the right to unionize is back on the agenda, but Republican Senate and House leaders will have to work out their...

Bill Watered Down Again In House Ed. Comm.

Via the Nashville City Paper House Republicans switched back Tuesday to the more moderate version of their bill to curtail collective bargaining for public school teachers, setting the stage for a fight with GOP senators and the Tea Party. For the second time this...

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