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

Jun 11, 2023 at 05:35 pm by JC Bowman 33

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 84

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 45

“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 28

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 44

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

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 34

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

Time of Sorrow

Mar 28, 2023 at 12:56 pm by JC Bowman 21

This is a time of sorrow for Nashville and Tennessee. Six innocent people are dead. Many more children, teachers, and school staff will carry emotional and psychological scars.... Read More

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