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Testing, Vouchers, and the 2018 TN Governor’s Race

One candidate for Governor of Tennessee is aggressively pushing expansion of publicly-funded vouchers to allow students to attend private schools. Additionally, businessman Bill Lee (R) is arguing local school boards shouldn’t have much of a say in the matter. From Tennessee Education Report: So, in Bill Lee, Tennesseans have a candidate for Governor who has […]

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State Report Card Earning an “F”

Tennessee is out with plans for a new state report card that will give all schools an A-F designation. So far, early reviews suggest the plan is earning an “F.” From Tennessee Education Report: Ripley High School Principal Joey Hassell has been tweeting this weekend about the state’s move to an A-F grading system for […]

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Justice for the Connected Class

From Tennessee Citizen Action: …the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance heard a campaign finance complaint brought by Tennessee Citizen Action involving four Metro Nashville School Board candidates and out-of-state dark money group Stand for Children. Unfortunately for the principle of fair, transparent elections, the Registry’s decision appeared rigged from the start and the ultimate outcome […]

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Who Will Fight Back?

In Tennessee, the answer is Tennessee Citizen Action: Tennessee Citizen Action is committed to working with coalition partners to preserve the gains of the Affordable Care Act and to seek alternative paths to expanding access to healthcare. We will maintain an emphasis on reining-in in the payday predators who take $400 million a year from […]

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