Education

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

The Achievement School District is a Failed Approach to School Reform

Feb 11, 2024 at 08:04 pm by JC Bowman

"What did Ronald Reagan comprehend that many current conservatives fail to see? This quote encapsulates it perfectly: "The most frightening words in the English language are,.... Read More

Eliminate Bureaucratic Barriers in Public Education

Jan 31, 2024 at 09:37 am by JC Bowman

Over the past four decades, schools and their staff have been burdened with burdensome regulations and requirements, hindering effective teaching. Public education is often ha.... Read More

Universal Vouchers Could Be Costly

Jan 24, 2024 at 02:50 pm by JC Bowman

The push for universal vouchers in Tennessee is flawed at this time and fiscally questionable. This proposed legislation, as planned by Governor Lee, is not income-tested and.... Read More

Education 2024 and Beyond

Jan 04, 2024 at 01:49 pm by JC Bowman

The 2024 legislative session should be interesting. While Governor Bill Lee has proposed universal vouchers, this issue will continue to garner attention and debate. The succe.... Read More

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