Senator Jeff Yarbro calls for NO-EXCUSE ABSENTEE BALLOTS to let ALL Tennesseans vote by mail 👏🏽, rather than Sen. Gardenhire’s (clearly dangerous) bill to bring EVEN MORE PEOPLE TOGETHER.
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
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) February 6, 2020
It centers on Marin County, California, where a new charter school took resources from a public school, leaving many (black) kids behind and segregating the schools.
If you have the time, it’s a worthwhile listen— not that it will change the hearts of pr0 “school choice” legislators, but it offers some perspective that the legislators pushing back against what they call “choice” are actually thinking about the kids left behind – who this podcast gives voice to – not trying to hold the kids they’re trying to help back.
Unfortunately at the end of the day education funding is a zero-sum game, which is why adding money to the pot – as Democratic legislators called for this week – is really the best way to help all our kids.
After squeaking through the house, Governor Lee’s public school-harming legislation that no legislators want near their own district passed the senate 20-13.
Watch the video, and holler at your legislators. The House & Senate versions still need to be reconciled, so keep calling, and show up at the capitol Monday!
Here’s more on vouchers, and what happened in the house this week – when Rep. Zachary sold public schools out at the last minute.
Reps Akbari, Robinson, Yarbro, and Dickerson all did their best to speak out, but to no avail.