The Impending Battle Over Universal Vouchers

Dec 14, 2023 at 11:22 am by JC Bowman

The debate over universal school vouchers at the Tennessee General Assembly will be a battle. Voucher supporters enjoy the home-field advantage and the bully pulpit of the gov.... Read More

Dark Money Harms Policies and Silences Citizen Voices

Nov 30, 2023 at 08:47 pm by JC Bowman

Dark money refers to funds spent in politics and lobbying where the donors' identities are not disclosed. Without transparency, it can shape policies and influence elections w.... Read More

Upholding Promises on Veterans Day

Nov 09, 2023 at 08:55 pm by JC Bowman

November 11th is the day when the United States celebrates Veterans Day, marking the end of World War 1. On this day we express gratitude to every military veteran for their u.... Read More

School Choice Is Not Going Away

Nov 07, 2023 at 11:36 am by JC Bowman

To be successful in gaining public support, public education must have the support of taxpayers, voters, and parents. Education is not a one-size-fits-all system and what may.... Read More

Driving is a Privilege

Oct 26, 2023 at 01:22 pm by JC Bowman

Every morning most of us are off to our destination—work, school, or other locations. Most of us are responsible and conscientious drivers. Still, too many drivers.... Read More

Education is a Critical Investment

Oct 05, 2023 at 11:34 am by JC Bowman

I am thrilled about the future of public education in Tennessee. It will ensure that every student receives a high-quality education that prepares them for success in the mode.... Read More

Labor Day in America 2023

Sep 01, 2023 at 01:20 pm by JC Bowman 25

Labor Day, we honor and recognize the contributions and achievements of people who work. The credit for establishing Labor Day as a federal holiday celebrated on the first Mon.... Read More

Transparency is Critical in Government

Jun 29, 2023 at 01:21 pm by JC Bowman 39

It is recognized that governments lie to their citizens and that we are, regrettably, governed by people who are sometimes corrupt. That is undesirable, but it is an unpleasan.... Read More

Educator Challenges Still Remain

Jun 22, 2023 at 05:17 pm by JC Bowman 28

Teacher vacancies are problematic in Tennessee and challenges remain. Data from the Tennessee Department of Education shows 67 percent of Tennessee schools started the school.... Read More

The Evocation of Artificial Intelligence and Social Media

May 31, 2023 at 03:10 pm by JC Bowman 82

During the COVID pandemic, we watched online learning fail to deliver the results hoped for by education policymakers. We have not even understood what worked and what failed..... Read More

Good Intentions Meets Ineffective Bureaucracy

May 26, 2023 at 09:59 am by JC Bowman 27

Educators have argued about approaches to reading instruction since public education began. A one-size-fits-all solution to reading does not work for everyone. Our state has c.... Read More

Governor Bill Lee Signs School Safety Measures into Law

May 10, 2023 at 09:54 am by JC Bowman 2

Governor Bill Lee Signs School Safety Measures into Law Professional Educators of Tennessee applauded the passage of new school safety legislation, signed into law by Governo.... Read More