Legacy of the American Veteran

Nov 10, 2023 at 01:01 pm by JC Bowman

This Veteran’s Day I am moved to recall the burdens of war and the weight of its tragedy. History reveals the rugged tapestry of the American Veteran from plight to hom.... 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

Violent Students Must Be Accountable

Sep 21, 2023 at 02:20 pm by JC Bowman

Educators are the lifeblood of our communities. Not only do they educate our children, but they also serve as role models and support systems, pouring their hearts into our ki.... Read More

Wanting All Children to Succeed

Sep 10, 2023 at 01:52 pm by JC Bowman

Do you need a quick headline in the media? Attack public education. Do you want to gripe about something in government?  Attack public education. Do you have a business v.... Read More

Labor Day in America 2023

Sep 01, 2023 at 01:20 pm by JC Bowman 27

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

TeachRock is Transforming the Education Landscape

Aug 29, 2023 at 11:03 am by JC Bowman

TeachRock is an educational initiative launched in 2006 by Stevie Van Zandt, a musician and actor known for his work with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. The initiative was.... Read More

Math is a Critical Skill

Aug 18, 2023 at 02:45 pm by JC Bowman

Math is one of the most important subjects students in Rutherford County, and Tennessee need to focus on moving forward,  Numeracy refers to the ability to understand and.... Read More

Concerns and Challenges Faced by Children

Aug 17, 2023 at 06:17 pm by JC Bowman 1

A 2023 Vanderbilt Child Health Poll conducted by the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy of Tennessee on issues affecting children. The poll explores parental concerns a.... Read More

Brenda Demonbreun and the Soul of a Soldier

Aug 14, 2023 at 11:07 am by JC Bowman

I frequently find myself on Demonbreun Street here in Nashville, Tennessee. It is named after Jacques-Timothée Boucher, Sieur de Montbrun anglicized as Timothy Demonbre.... Read More

Wages, Payroll, Deductions and a Lawsuit

Aug 04, 2023 at 03:11 pm by JC Bowman 21

On May 16, 2023, Governor Bill Lee signed Public Chapter 437 into law. The union subsequently filed a lawsuit: Tennessee Education Association, et al., versus Bill Lee, et al..... Read More

Overview of the Professional Educators Collaborative Conferencing Act

Jul 11, 2023 at 02:39 pm by JC Bowman

The Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury wrote a more detailed brief on Collaborative Conferencing in 2021. We recommend all policymakers read their study.  Collaborati.... Read More

Celebrate Our Nation on Independence Day

Jul 02, 2023 at 05:52 pm by JC Bowman

July 4th is Independence Day in America. Which makes us contemplate: What is liberty? What is freedom? Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choic.... Read More