Lack of student discipline, inadequate administrative support, and lack of respect are frequently cited as reasons why teachers leave the teaching profession, often as much as low salary and poor working conditions. Too many policymakers yearn for a time that no longer exists and do not understand the reality of what our teachers face daily. [...]
Here is to the men who helped shape our lives, imperfect as they may be, may we always remember them and be grateful for their influence.
We need to fulfill our destiny as a nation where all citizens can realize the benefits of integration and equality of opportunity
in a dark world, full of lies, hate, and confusion we can all find better days, by looking inside ourselves and being better people.
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 the members of Professional Educators of Tennessee. I [...]
Public education in Tennessee wins when we all work together through civil discourse to address our considerable issues.
It's vital for the education of our students that we start giving teachers the support they need.
It is most critical for elected and appointed officials to communicate clearly, concisely, timely, and effectively..
Policymakers and stakeholders must continue to work to make improvements in policies that impact salary, school climate, and student behavior.
It is time to move forward on these issues to help all children, teachers, schools, and communities.