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VIDEO: VOUCHER VOTE HIGHLIGHTS

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 […]

NEW VIDEO: “WILLIAMSON COUNTY’S DIVERSITY DILEMMA”

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. […]

Did Rep. Doggett Vote For The Anti-LGBT Adoption Bill Without Knowing What Was In It?

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. […]

SLATE OF HATE: Anti-LGBT “License to Discriminate” Bill Clears House

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 […]