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Metro Nashville Teachers Union Hosts Organizational Meeting For Progressive Activist Group

Tennessee Star

  The Metro Nashville teachers union hosted a meeting earlier this month for a statewide progressive activist group forming a chapter in Nashville. In a March 18 post on its own Facebook page, Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (SOCM) thanked the Metro Nashville Education Association (MNEA) for hosting “the first public…

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State Senator Gardenhire Melts Down During Radio Interview When Questioned On Fairness of Granting Illegal Immigrant Students In-State Tuition

Tennessee Star

  State Senator Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga) had a live on-air melt down Friday during a radio interview on WWTN 99.7 FM when Nashville’s Morning News host Ralph Bristol questioned him about the fairness of granting illegal immigrant students in-state tuition. Gardenhire is the sponsor of SB 1014/HB863 in the Senate. Rep….

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State Legislators Who Live Near Nashville Want To Get Reimbursed for Overnight Stays Again

House Majority Leader Glen Casada (R-Franklin) tells The Tennessee Star he filed an amendment on Wednesday to SB 1251/HB 1139 that will reimburse state legislators who live less than 50 miles from the State Capitol in Nashville for overnight hotel stays while the Tennessee General Assembly is in session. “I think…

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Former Trump Aide Roger Stone Ready to Testify in Russia Probe

Tennessee Star

Roger Stone, a former adviser to the Trump campaign, said Sunday that he is the victim of a smear by Democratic lawmakers and that he volunteered to testify in public for the House intelligence committee probe into allegations the campaign colluded with Russian spies. “I have had no contacts or…

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DEPORTED: Feminist Leader, Convicted Terrorist Rasmea Odeh to Return to Jordan as a Part of Plea Deal

Tennessee Star

  Feminist Leader and Convicted Terrorist to be Deported to Jordan The Left is going to flip out about the news that came out Thursday about convicted terrorist and modern feminist, Rasmea Odeh. Odeh, 69, and her legal team have accepted a plea deal that will enable her to avoid…

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Commentary: Education at the Speed of Light

Three education issues we could use your immediate support with 1.House Bill 111/Senate Bill 661 (Certification). 2.House Bill 174/Senate Bill 14 (The Teacher Bill of Rights). 3.House Bill 356/Senate Bill 404 (Equal Rights for Teachers Bill).

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Study: Pro-Trump Tweets Swamped Clinton’s in Michigan

Tennessee Star

  Voters in Michigan received nearly three times as many Twitter messages favoring Donald Trump from their fellow Michiganders in early November compared with posts supporting Hillary Clinton, a British research team found. Among the politically related messages that included links to content from Nov. 1-11, nearly as many shared…

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Legislators Who Give In-State Tuition to Illegal Immigrant Students Are Voting to Violate State Law

Tennessee Star

Last week when the state’s Senate Education Committee voted to give in-state college tuition to illegal immigrant students, the seven committee members that passed SB1014 also voted to violate a 2012 Tennessee law. By voting to pass SB1014, Senators Gresham, Tate, and Tracy voted against the “Eligibility Verification for Entitlements…

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