THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY SEEN ON THE TENNESSEE EDUCATION REPORT… For more on education politics and policy in Tennessee, follow @TNEdReport On Feb. 5, Gov. Bill Lee’s education chief presented the department’s “Best for All” plan to layout the administration’s goals for future of education in Tennessee. During the 27-slide presentation, commissioner Penny Schwinn briefly […]
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TN GOP Senator Janice Bowling says TN should encourage moms to stay home as she did rather than use federal 💵 to help TN families with child care. Her message: “Parenting is not a part-time job” and ““Early Childhood Education is NOT in the best interest of the Child.” 🤔 Worth noting: Bowling represents the […]
Gov. Bill Lee’s public school-harming vouchers barely passed thru “sketchy” “bribes & threats” after disgraced former speaker Glen Casada held the board open for 35 minutes — until Rep. Jason Zachary finally flipped his vote and pushed through a program that will ONLY effect Nashville & Memphis, whose reps voted AGAINST it. (Zachary’s math was […]
Rep. Bo Mitchell & Rep. Mike Stewart grill Gov. Bill Lee Finance commish Stuart Mcwhorter about a reported 50-60 grant commitments from a $4 MILLION SLUSH FUND TO GET VOUCHERS PASSED. As Bo reminds McWhorter of a perjury law, Rep. Martin Daniel CUTS OFF his mic.
Rep. Mike Stewart & Rep. Bo Mitchell confront Gov. Bill Lee Tennessee Department of Education commish Penny Schwinn about a no-bid $2 MILLION ClassWallet contract that exceeds the total💰allocated for his voucher program, echoing controversy from her past. Here’s more on Class Wallet: http://www.mommabears.org/blog/whos-in-your-wallet The extra funding came from a Lamar Alexander-era program intended for […]
As Senator Sara Kyle & Senator Brenda Gilmore push for a brief tax holiday for feminine products, Senator Joey Hensley says girls may buy too many, laments $130,000 in lost💰— but backed a $40 MILLION tax break for brokers/lawyers. Hensley was also divorced 4 times, cheated on his wife with his cousin, and got popped […]
Is Former TN GOP Senator Bob Corker getting back into politics in his hometown? Has he decided to throw his weight behind an effort to eliminate neighborhood schools in Chattanooga? Corker was recently spotted leaving a meeting with well-known radical right-wing political consultant and sole staffer for a new anti-public education group, the ‘Good Government Coalition’, […]
Rep. John Ray Clemmons pushes his bill to stop schools from punishing kids to force parents to pay meal debt. GOP Reps Terri Lynn Weaver & Jerry Sexton struggle with it, while Rep Ragan wants to make meal debt a child abuse/DCS issue.
A new WNYC podcast episode discusses the concerns brought up in charter commission hearing this week. HIGHLIGHTS: STATE CHARTER SCHOOL COMMISSION CONFIRMATIONS WATCH Rep. @JerrySexton19 – who said “we all make mistakes” about a child sex abuser and a KKK Grand Wizard – press candidates to ignore potential harm caused to cash-strapped public schools. pic.twitter.com/ddtvCgUG3A […]
WATCH Rep. Jerry Sexton – who said “we all make mistakes” about a child sex abuser and a KKK Grand Wizard – press candidates to ignore potential harm caused to cash-strapped public schools. “That 💰 belongs to those parents, not traditional public schools.” The GOP disdain for public schools on full display. This logic will […]