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 52

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 32

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 66

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

Fighting for Education and Kids

Mar 24, 2023 at 03:03 pm by JC Bowman 23

While discussing faith, I am reminded of a lyric from an old religious song: “Let hope rise and darkness tremble.” Too many people imagine a bleak and hopeless fut.... Read More

St. Patrick's Day Reflections

Mar 17, 2023 at 11:36 am by JC Bowman

I have long been proud of my Irish lineage. So much in fact, I even married an O’Bannon, just to make sure my children knew of their heritage and could proudly continue.... Read More

Race to the Top Revisited

Mar 08, 2023 at 01:05 pm by JC Bowman 23

  In 2010, Tennessee was one of the first states in the country to be awarded the Race to the Top (RTTT) grants. The $501 million grant award created a real shift in Ten.... Read More

Experience Matters in Education

Mar 06, 2023 at 11:36 am by JC Bowman 38

We must keep our most effective educators in the classroom and public education. We are losing too many good educators due to frustration, increased job demands, workload, and.... Read More