Wages, Payroll, Deductions and a Lawsuit

Aug 04, 2023 at 03:11 pm by JC Bowman 20

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

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

Revisit the Mission, Vision, and Priorities of Public Education Often

Jun 11, 2023 at 05:35 pm by JC Bowman 32

What is education for? People have debated this question for centuries. Different people define education differently. Our current period in history is described as the infor.... Read More

The Evocation of Artificial Intelligence and Social Media

May 31, 2023 at 03:10 pm by JC Bowman 78

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

Why We Honor Memorial Day

May 27, 2023 at 10:53 am by JC Bowman 44

“Courage, of all national qualities, is the most precarious; because it is exerted only at intervals, and by a few in every nation,” wrote David Hume. It takes cou.... 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

Mental Health is the New Pandemic

May 16, 2023 at 02:08 pm by JC Bowman

When education leaders talk about lightening the load, it isn’t about doing less, it is about focusing efforts on what is most important. Stephen Covey made a career out.... Read More

Student Discipline Needs Better Systems and Processes

May 15, 2023 at 10:23 am by JC Bowman 35

Children cannot learn in a classroom where their teachers spend a significant amount of time dealing with student discipline issues. It can be unsafe for the teacher and the o.... 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