Governor Lee’s effort to steer public dollars to private schools through “Education Savings Accounts” aka School Vouchers passed committee yesterday with John Deberry, Jr. the only Democrat in support. Watch the HIGHLIGHTS NEW VIDEO: “VOUCHERS VOTE HIGHLIGHTS”@HaroldLoveJr & @TNRepParkinson couldn’t stop @GovBillLee‘s vouchers bill – which seeks to privatize education with public $. DeBerry the […]
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After a handful of incidents, Superintendent Mike Looney and Williamson County Schools formed a Diversity Council and made cultural sensitivity videos for teachers which mentioned “white privilege”, triggering some in the community. A few fanned the flames of conflict. Others are using it as a healthy, teachable moment. Dr. Looney still has the board’s support. […]
After a lengthy debate, Governor Bill Lee’s pet school vouchers initiative passed the education committee today with 14 votes in favor, 9 against, and 1 – Kirk Haston, a teacher from Lobelville – being recorded as “present not voting”.
With so much going on right now, we almost missed Lamar Alexander saying something few Republicans will these days: That climate change is real, and caused by humans. I believe #climatechange is real. I believe that human emissions of greenhouse gases are a major cause of climate change. And, I’m proposing this response to climate […]
A special election is happening in Tennessee right now in state senate district 22, a race to replace Rep. Mark Green in the state senate. The seat encompasses Stewart, Houston, and Montgomery Counties. Juanita Charles is on the ballot as a Democrat. She’ll face Bill Powers – who won the Republican primary – in the […]
This week the Tennessee House Judiciary Committee voted to advance HB 836 (SB 1304), a bill that would create a license to discriminate in child welfare services, to the House of Representatives for consideration. Anti-equality lawmakers have also introduced another discriminatory child welfare bill, HB 1152 (SB 848), that has not yet advanced from committee. […]
Nashville school board member Amy Frogge talks about a key vote on Governor Bill Lee’s voucher plan — a vote scheduled for Wednesday, March 27th. First seen on the TN Ed Report. Follow @TNEdReport for more. HEADS UP, everyone! THIS IS IT. Vouchers will be up for a key vote this coming Wednesday, March 27th, […]
Bill awaits Senate hearing This week, two pieces of legislation designed to permit and protect discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community advanced in the state legislature. Four years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling finding same-sex marriage bans to be unconstitutional, conservatives, reeling in Tennessee, are still writing legislation to protect the unequal treatment […]
Republican lawmakers on the House Employee Affairs Subcommittee rejected four bills that would improve working conditions for women and families in Tennessee-all in less than an hour.
We couldn’t make this up even if we tried: JD Byrd, son of Rep. David Byrd – who has apologized on tape to 1 of 3 women who say he sexually molested them in high school – has just resigned as coach of Jackson Christian boys basketball team, and it seems it was for “inappropriate […]