Professional Educators of Tennessee’s Teacher Survey Reveals Widespread Reliance on Unarmed Student Resource Officers

School safety - armed versus unarmed protection

Professional Educators of Tennessee (ProED Tennessee) recently surveyed over 1400 Tennessee educators about school safety and potential ways to improve security at our schools. The statewide survey questions (conducted February 27-March 12) are available here. While an overwhelming number of respondents, 88%, felt either safe or somewhat safe at their schools,…

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Judge Rules Nashville Mayoral Special Election Will Be Held August 2, Appeal to State Supreme Court Possible

Davidson County Chancery Court Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman sided with the Davidson County Election Commission and the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County on Wednesday, ruling that the special mayoral election will be held on August 2 rather than May 1. Jamie Hollin, the attorney for mayoral candidate Ludye Wallace,…

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Briley Says Demolish Baseball Stadium to Redevelop Fort Negley Park

Nashville Mayor David Briley has made his first major announcement on the job — a proposal to demolish Greer Stadium and restore the land for reintegration into Fort Negley Park. The Tennessean reported the story Tuesday, adding the new mayor needs to ask Metro Council for $1 million to demolish…

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Home Schoolers Compete in Davy Crockett Statesman’s Debate Tournament at State Capitol

NASHVILLE, Tennessee–Home schooled students from around Tennessee competed in the Davy Crockett Statesman’s Student Congress Debate Tournament at the State Capitol on Wednesday. The Student Congress consisted of two separate legislative bodies: The Gold House, which debated bills for consideration in the Tennessee State Senate chambers, and the Silver House, which debated…

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‘Beyond the Pale:’ ICE Chief Blasts California Democrats for Attacking Immigration Agents

Thomas Homan, acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, charged leading California Democrats Monday, saying they were deliberately distorting the nature and purpose of recent immigration operations in the state. Homan singled out House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who in February said a targeted ICE operation in Northern California was…

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Commentary: School Walkout’s Larger Political Agenda Is Clear, But Most Media Won’t Cover That

On the one-month anniversary of the shooting massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students and teachers across the country walked out of school at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. Spearheaded by the Youth Empower branch of the Women’s March group, the walkout included at least 3,136 events…

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