Political tempest over seventh grade social studies standards has a key lawmaker scapegoating teachers
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.”
Proposal continues to build state reserves while public schools starve for resources.
While Gov. Bill Lee outlined millions in important new K-12 investment, our public schools need $1.2 billion to get to the southeast average and out of the bottom 10 in funding. Tennessee is 45th in the nation in what we invest per student.
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.”
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.
By TEA Executive Director Carolyn Crowder
Each year I get to give an update to the TEA Board of Directors and TEA staff on the status of TEA membership. For the past few years, this report has been one of the highlights of my year because I get to share with our leaders and staff that TEA has had another year of membership growth.