I tend to avoid the debates among people discussing reading. I think there is some truth in all sides of a debate. I learned to read early and easily. I am also unabashedly an advocate for children with dyslexia, as it has been an issue identified and championed by our members. I am encouraged by [...]
Public education is at a crossroads in Tennessee. People say it is broken and beyond repair. I tell those critics that they are wrong.
Think of those less fortunate this year before your Thanksgiving prayers, remind yourself of those in poverty whose plates are often empty.
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 [...]