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

The Critical Role of a Father

Jun 13, 2024 at 03:55 pm by JC Bowman

In the United States, the presence of a father in a child's life is a critical systemic issue. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2023, 17.8 million children, nearly 1 in.... Read More

Suicide is Preventable and Mental Health is Treatable

Jun 11, 2024 at 06:12 pm by JC Bowman

I lost a very close friend to suicide. His death still affects me, as well as his other friends and family. The impact of suicide is widespread and affects many people persona.... Read More

Memorial Day is a Somber Reminder

May 26, 2024 at 04:21 pm by JC Bowman

Memorial Day, a federal holiday in the United States, holds a profound significance. Veterans Day and Memorial Day are important holidays in the United States that honor milit.... 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

Retention Decision Looms for Some Students

May 13, 2024 at 11:32 am by JC Bowman

  The Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) is a standardized test measuring students' English language arts proficiency. Under a state reading and retention.... Read More

A Salute to All Mothers

May 11, 2024 at 08:25 pm by JC Bowman

Mother's Day is a time to show gratitude and appreciation towards the extraordinary women who have shaped our lives. It is an opportunity to express our love and admiration fo.... Read More

School Resource Officers Ensure School Safety

May 08, 2024 at 04:29 pm by JC Bowman

  Law enforcement and schools form a partnership that can significantly benefit both institutions and contribute to building trust and cooperation within the community..... Read More

A Little Appreciation Goes A Long Way

May 06, 2024 at 04:09 pm by JC Bowman

Effective teachers are the major in-school factor in improving student achievement. Supporting our teachers and leaders from educator preparation programs to the classroom and.... 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

School Choice is More than Universal Vouchers

Mar 21, 2024 at 11:59 am by JC Bowman 1

Choosing the proper education for your child is crucial. While most families opt for local public schools, parents have other choices. “School choice” programs let.... 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