Politics

Advice for the New Commissioner of Education

May 07, 2023 at 08:58 am by JC Bowman 9

I have some advice for Tennessee’s new Commissioner of Education, Lizzette Gonzales-Reynolds. Please know that you will never be everyone's cup of tea. And that statemen.... Read More

Penny Schwinn Steps Down as Commissioner of Education

May 01, 2023 at 07:29 pm by JC Bowman 53

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the appointment of Lizzette Gonzalez Reynolds as commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE), effective July 1. Reynold.... Read More

Sowing the Seeds of Discord

Apr 24, 2023 at 01:41 pm by JC Bowman 32

Professional Educators of Tennessee, like other organizations, values being non-partisan. We have seen the damage done by other organizations that are hyper-partisan. Politica.... Read More

Passage of Educator Wage Increase

Apr 19, 2023 at 02:57 pm by JC Bowman 67

Professional Educators of Tennessee has consistently worked to support teacher salary increases along with fair and equitable payroll legislation for many years. Today’s.... Read More

An Educated Citizenry

Apr 17, 2023 at 01:24 pm by JC Bowman

The lives of our citizens are enriched through public policies that enhance economic opportunity and freedom. However, some policymakers lack a basic understanding of sound ec.... Read More

Supporting Safer Schools in Tennessee

Apr 05, 2023 at 01:16 pm by JC Bowman 8

There are a lot of issues that need to be addressed in school safety. This area deserves more scrutiny. We cannot lose focus that six innocent people lost their lives at the C.... Read More

Appeal to the Brighter Impulses of the American Spirit

Mar 31, 2023 at 01:56 pm by JC Bowman 21

The United States of America is not perfect. We will never be perfect, and our founders understood that fact. However, with the active and informed participation of our citize.... Read More

Fighting for Education and Kids

Mar 24, 2023 at 03:03 pm by JC Bowman 23

While discussing faith, I am reminded of a lyric from an old religious song: “Let hope rise and darkness tremble.” Too many people imagine a bleak and hopeless fut.... Read More

Race to the Top Revisited

Mar 08, 2023 at 01:05 pm by JC Bowman 23

  In 2010, Tennessee was one of the first states in the country to be awarded the Race to the Top (RTTT) grants. The $501 million grant award created a real shift in Ten.... Read More

Rutherford County Government Employees and Private Sector Team Up to Tackle Food Insecurity

Feb 28, 2023 at 04:09 pm by Voice Wire 21

Rutherford County, TN - Rutherford County Government has received donations totaling nearly $17,000 to pack and distribute meals to families facing food insecurity. Accor.... Read More

ACLU-TN Statement on Transgender Youth Healthcare Ban Passing House

Feb 23, 2023 at 07:00 pm by Voice Wire

On February 23, 2023, the Tennessee House passed HB 1, which would ban what the ACLU says is "...the only evidence-based medical care for transgender people under 18." A.... Read More

Commentary: The 2023 Tennessee State of the State Preview on Education

Feb 10, 2023 at 04:00 pm by JC Bowman

Commentary Submitted by JC Bowman - Governor Bill Lee gives his 5th State of the State Speech on Monday, February 6, 2023. He will certainly mention education..... Read More