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Why the Education Establishment Hates Vouchers

Why the Education Establishment Hates Vouchers

By Steve Hunley The Tennessee School Board Association is busy pedaling an editorial written by the Executive Director of the TSBA for publication all across the state.  The education bureaucrats…

Louisiana’s Kingfish & the Squire of Hyde Park: Huey P. Long and FDR

Louisiana’s Kingfish & the Squire of Hyde Park: Huey P. Long and FDR

By Ray Hill   Two of the most successful politicians of the same era, Huey Pierce Long and Franklin Delano Roosevelt could hardly have been more different.  The handsome, courtly…

Old Time Cold Cures

By Joe Rector Everywhere I go this winter, I run into folks who are wheezing and sniffing and sneezing and coughing. This year seems to have brought with it plenty…

The Love of God

By Rosie Moore When I was ten years old, I was walking down a street in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, when a sweet young lady asked if I would like to go…

JAXSON’S STORY

By Ralphine Major As their two-week old baby was wheeled away to surgery, his parents pondered all that had happened.  In a span of thirty minutes, Rachael and Drew Cope…

High-flying Bowden will make an exciting landing somewhere

By Steve Williams I’ve been covering high school basketball in the Knoxville area for over 40 years, and Carter High School’s Jordan Bowden is one of the most exciting players…

Bearden Plays in the State Tournament Run

By Alex Norman For only the third time in program history, the Bearden Lady Bulldogs were playing in the state tournament. And they were doing all they could to make…

Tennessee’s Promise: Holding Public Schools Accountable

By Steve Hunley Senator Todd Gardenhire of Chattanooga has introduced a remarkable bill in the Tennessee General Assembly.  The Gardenhire bill refers to Governor Haslam’s promise to pay for two…

Marc Tucker Lectures TN Lawmakers

By Sally Absher Last year Christel Lane Swasey, writing at whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com, did a series on the Top Ten Scariest People in Education Reform. Marc Tucker weighed in at #3. Who…

Celebrating Small Accomplishments

By Sally Absher Last week’s Board of Education meetings brought a bit of good news for teachers, staff, and advocates of strong public schools in Knox County. For KCS teachers…