Archive | May, 2015

Payday Lending in Tennessee

Over at Tennessee Citizen Action’s blog, I’ve written a bit about payday lending. Here’s an excerpt: From WKPT TV in Kingsport: Payday lending is alive and well in Tennessee, but consumer advocates are critical of its high interest rates and what they call predatory business practices. A bill in the state house aims to cap the […]

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New Charter Standards in Tennessee

Recently, the MNPS School Board adopted the Annenberg Institute’s standards for the operation and oversight of charter schools. The measure passed by a 5-3 vote, with charter advocates suggesting the standards may not be necessary. As Nashville’s education community prepares for a proposed RESET of its conversation, it’s important to understand why standards like those […]

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