The single most important factor in student success are teachers, so compensating educators has to be critical for any public policy or future funding formula.
The Problem with Restorative Justice in Public Education
The Tennessean: Constructive criticism could help public education https://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/2019/11/01/public-education-critics-need-constructive-and-deliver-solutions/2501341001/
Praise for Tennessee Teachers by Commissioner Penny Schwinn.
All citizens should root for the success of public education, if for no other reason than 90% of the children in our nation are educated by public schools.
I just keep my head down and work hard on what I do. ---Clint Black
Tennessee is a unique state, not only because we have the greatest citizens, but because of our geography. We border eight states, which can be both an advantage and a disadvantage at times. When economic times are good, people want to relocate to our state. When economic times are difficult, it allows residents to move [...]
Effective educator preparation remains critical to the future of education in Tennessee.
Traveling across the state in my role as Executive Director of Professional Educators of Tennessee I talk with a lot of people interested in public education. One of the most common complaints is a lack of response from Governor Bill Lee or his team on specific education issues. It is problematic and quite honestly has [...]
Why do people teach? The major reason someone says they teach is the ability to make a real difference in the lives of children. There are other reasons, including the fact that someone believes they are “called” to teach. Almost all teachers are linked together by a passion for educating children. The passion is innate and [...]