Tennessee Catholic Schools: We Will Take Your Vouchers, But Keep Your State Tests

With all due respect, we’re not rolling like that in Tennessee. The voucher bill targeting Memphis students on a 5-year trial basis suffered a blow (and rightfully so) from the Tennessee Catholic Public Policy Commission. Legislators got word that at least 24 Catholic schools are happy to take the money but are not willing to take the state test TNReady. I don’t know many people crazy about … Continue reading Tennessee Catholic Schools: We Will Take Your Vouchers, But Keep Your State Tests

“They Planning For Our Future, None Of Our People Involved” – A Reminder From A Tribe Called Quest

Education advocacy–and I’m talking mainly about the debate on charter schools, vouchers, and tracking school progress (aka accountability)–deserves your attention. It doesn’t matter what you’ve heard or what you think you know, sit back and take a look at what’s happening nationally and in your own backyard. Too many people get their information from one side of the debate or the other. I am not … Continue reading “They Planning For Our Future, None Of Our People Involved” – A Reminder From A Tribe Called Quest

Saturday Morning reMIX: EdStories from March 20 – March 24

It’s Spring Break in Nashville and the most popular ticket in town was the voucher legislation dancing its way through the Tennessee legislature. The bill targeting Memphis families zoned to failing schools passed the House Education Committee this week. The legislation now moves to the House Government Operations Committee and is pending in the Senate’s Finance, Ways and Means Committee. And the tango continues… 5 Things … Continue reading Saturday Morning reMIX: EdStories from March 20 – March 24

Vouchers in Tennessee? We Will Find Out This Week – 5 Things You Need to Know

Last week I warned you about the perils of charter school season in Nashville (‘member?). Well, this week in the Tennessee legislature, vouchers are on the docket and the battle is on. A message for those (like me) who appreciate all aspects of school choice up to and not including vouchers: you are defaulted to the voucher crowd. Whatever. I am rehashing a portion of … Continue reading Vouchers in Tennessee? We Will Find Out This Week – 5 Things You Need to Know

Saturday Morning Re-Mix: EdStories from March 6 – March 11

Taking a look at the stories from the past 5 days… Chance the Rapper is serious about education Yes, @chancetherapper just donated $1 million to @ChiPubSchools. But he needs our support: https://t.co/ir6E6HyO4g pic.twitter.com/CM0URFoI0F — Education Post 🎓 (@edu_post) March 9, 2017 The 74 sets record straight on charters schools’ servicing of special needs students. Charter Schools Are Successfully Serving Students with Special Needs (In Tennessee … Continue reading Saturday Morning Re-Mix: EdStories from March 6 – March 11

As Vouchers in Tennessee Breeze Towards Reality, Here Are 5 Things You Need to Know

The prospect of vouchers has floated around these parts for years, but this week we see real progress taking shape at the Tennessee legislature. These government funded dollars will serve as tuition payments for families who want to send their children to a private school of choice.  In Tennessee, vouchers enjoy massive support from the GOP-led legislature (note the 10 Republican-sponsored voucher bills), though the crowd is a unique mix … Continue reading As Vouchers in Tennessee Breeze Towards Reality, Here Are 5 Things You Need to Know