Tennessee Education Association

Great Public Schools for All Students


Future Teachers Rebuild Outdoor Classroom in Nashville

Tennessee’s future teachers took school improvement into their own hands with a first annual service project at John Early Middle School in Nashville on Friday, Sept. 25.

“Student TEA members from every part of our state gathered at John Early Middle School to make over an outdoor classroom,” said STEA President Raymond Boyd. “While some people talk about improving teaching and learning conditions at schools, we’re doing something about it.”

Tennessee public schools need $1.2 billion to get to Southeast average

The following statement is attributed to Beth Brown, President of the Tennessee Education Association:

“Tennessee is 45th in the nation in what we invest per student. While Gov. Lee outlined millions in new K-12 investment, our public schools need $1.2 billion to get us to the Southeast average and out of the bottom ten in funding. It is something our state can afford, and it’s the best investment our state can make.”

Lessons from Dr. King

By TEA President Beth Brown 

We recently celebrated the birthday of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a racial and social justice advocate who continues to inspire the world long after his 1968 assassination. As an English teacher, I love introducing my students to Dr. King’s pursuit of equity and his masterful use of the English language.