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.
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 [...]
Bureaucrats keep piling on more requirements of educators with barely a nod of appreciation. Fewer occupations have undergone more changes than those in public education. Three critical issues often cited by our educators for leaving our profession are school culture, student discipline, and teacher salaries. The National School Climate Center notes that “empirical research has shown that [...]
We need increased educator voices to make Tennessee the best state in the nation for education
The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) celebrated their 10th Anniversary of working to improve the future for Tennessee students on August 12, 2019. While we have not always agreed with some of the agenda at Professional Educators of Tennessee, we have never doubted their resolve or pursuit in improving public education in our state. [...]
Governor Bill Lee will give his first State of the State it will signal to the state the administration’s priorities for the immediate future.
Every time we see legislation that adds to the teacher workload, we look very cautiously at it. ---JC Bowman
We must prepare students for the demands of the modern workforce.
As the focus on education choice is elevated by Governor-elect Bill Lee, maybe the easiest place to find initial consensus is with open enrollment.