The United States Constitution is the one document in our public life that operates as a social contract between citizens and government.
Who does not want a child to have success with academic achievement, positive behavior, and healthier life choices? On the surface, self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills are indeed essential for success in school, work, and life. Too often good ideas and solutions get lost in poor implementation, and teachers often are not trained specifically to [...]
This article originally ran in 2017. This year another Hurricane Dorian threatens our country. My ancestors migrated here, including my Native American relatives, and in their own way they have contributed positively to the development of the county. They have been soldiers, teachers, preachers, farmers, bankers, builders and the list goes on. Our nation was [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
All men may be created equal, but not all fathers are up for the difficult challenge of fatherhood. ---JC Bowman
No matter who your district hires---whether from within or bringing in an experienced educator from outside---give that new leader a chance.
We could never set aside enough days in a year, or hours in a week to honor the women that shape and inspire our lives daily.