Gold, Litmus Tests, and Lame Ducks

Jul 15, 2024 at 01:55 pm by JC Bowman

In politics, the Golden Rule is not what we are accustomed to in our spiritual walk; instead, it is, “those with the gold make the rules.” Both political parties a.... Read More

The Union Strikes Itself

Jul 10, 2024 at 12:47 pm by JC Bowman

Educators are often confronted with challenging situations, mainly due to the influence of national teacher unions, which weaken parental and taxpayer support. This year, the.... Read More

The Urgent Need for Education Policy Discussions

Jun 27, 2024 at 09:56 am by JC Bowman

In Tennessee education, a lot is happening that people need to pay attention to. Only a few candidates are sparking meaningful discussions, and everyone seems fixated on wheth.... Read More

Believe in Tennessee

May 21, 2024 at 02:55 pm by JC Bowman

A campaign started several years ago with a simple premise: “Believe in Tennessee.” Over time, that slogan lost steam, and out-of-state special interests and the s.... Read More

Kitchen Table Politics and Education

May 03, 2024 at 10:47 am by JC Bowman

Many voters are concerned about the state of the economy and health care. The high cost of living is causing financial distress for numerous citizens. They are frustrated by t.... Read More

Education: A Brighter Future for All

Mar 26, 2024 at 05:08 pm by JC Bowman

Education is one of the critical pillars of the American dream, providing hope and opportunity. Our organization has worked hard to shape education policy because it invites i.... Read More

Looking at Universal Vouchers

Mar 12, 2024 at 06:00 am by JC Bowman

Stakeholders in Tennessee largely support school choice, but public opinion on universal vouchers is mixed. According to polling data, it depends on state policies and program.... Read More

School Choice Defined

Mar 11, 2024 at 04:03 pm by JC Bowman

Making the correct choice regarding your child's education is essential, as it can significantly impact their future. Families often prioritize education by opting for their n.... Read More

Raise the Bar, Lead the World

Mar 05, 2024 at 06:46 am by JC Bowman 16

Schools are often political battlegrounds, reflecting the values and ideologies of different groups. Politicians and interest groups engage in contentious issues such as educa.... Read More

Local Control Empowers Parents and Taxpayers

Feb 26, 2024 at 12:21 pm by JC Bowman

Local control has always been a vital part of the American education system. Until Race to the Top came along in 2009, conservatives defended the importance of local autonomy.... Read More

Universal Vouchers Need More Debate

Feb 21, 2024 at 10:33 am by JC Bowman

  Political discussions need more critical thinking in the current climate, negatively impacting discourse. It takes work to engage in thoughtful debates. Lawmakers rush.... Read More

Celebrate Presidents’ Day!

Feb 19, 2024 at 01:54 pm by JC Bowman

Presidents' Day is a US national holiday that honors the first president, George Washington. The role of the President of the United States is unlike any other and requires un.... Read More

Help Wanted: Seeking Qualified Teachers

Feb 14, 2024 at 03:18 pm by JC Bowman

The truth is that teaching is a challenging profession that requires a unique set of skills and abilities, and not everyone is cut out for it. The pandemic worsened the proble.... Read More

Tennessee State of the State Preview and Thoughts

Feb 03, 2024 at 09:06 am by JC Bowman

State of the State speeches are highly significant for governors as they allow them to communicate their vision, priorities, and plans to the citizens and lawmakers of the sta.... Read More

Lee to Deliver the State of the State

Jan 30, 2024 at 03:20 pm by JC Bowman

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced he will deliver the State of the State address to the General Assembly on Monday, February 5 at 6 p.m. CST. The joint session will take p.... Read More