We need to fulfill our destiny as a nation where all citizens can realize the benefits of integration and equality of opportunity
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.
The Problem with Restorative Justice in Public Education
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.
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 [...]
Against the wishes of their own membership, teachers’ unions often embody hyper-partisanship. Reiss Becker detailing research on teachers’ unions at the California Policy Center reports that, “in the 2016 election cycle over 93% of union campaign spending went to Democrats.” Many union members are unaware that political spending by their union tends to support liberal [...]
Lack of student discipline, inadequate administrative support, and lack of respect are frequently cited why teachers leave the profession.
A brighter future starts with a quality education and giving children everywhere the tools and support they need to find success in school and in life. America is understood to be the home of possibility.