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Law to Provide More Armed Law Enforcement in Schools Passes the State Senate Judiciary Committee, 9-0

Van Huss and Green

Tennessee’s Senate Judiciary Committee passed The School Safety Act (SB2059) unanimously Tuesday. Designed to be a simple stopgap measure, the measure would create a grant for LEAs to put more school resource officers in school this year. “I’m honored to work with Rep. Van Huss and colleagues on both sides of the aisle…

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College Lists ‘God Bless You’ as a ‘Microaggression’

Telling a classmate “God bless you” after she sneezes is a “microaggression,” according to extensive social justice guidelines posted by a women’s college in Boston. On its website, the Simmons College library lists six “anti-oppression” categories-“anti-racism,” “anti-transmisia,” “anti-ableism,” “anti-Islamomisia,” “anti-sanism” and “anti-queermisia”-with which students should be familiar. “This guide is…

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JC Bowman Commentary: Keeping Union Members Trapped

An expected U.S. Supreme Court decision, will change the political landscape. And unions are desperately trying to hold on to their political power after Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is ruled on, the political landscape may very well change.

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JC Bowman Commentary: No More Political Volleyball

The first step in school safety is securing the perimeter of a school. It seems like simple logic we keep intruders out and also make sure the area inside those boundaries are safe for children and adults. Students are our priority, but teachers need protection too.

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JC Bowman Commentary: Protecting the Teaching Profession

The OREA report on Educator Sexual Misconduct has made clear that Tennessee has a fractured, ambiguous reporting system that has allowed educators who have engaged in sexual misconduct to slip through the cracks.

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JC Bowman Commentary: Supreme Court Case Janus v. AFSCME

People shouldn’t be forced to surrender their First Amendment right to decide for themselves what organizations they support just because they decide to work for the state, their local government or a public school.

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Tennessee General Assembly Inaction Raises Questions About Legal Authority of State Textbook Commission Actions

The commission that will be recommending new social studies textbooks for Tennessee students is operating with a majority of its members unconfirmed by the legislature or still serving after their terms have expired. The 10-member Tennessee State Textbook and Instructional Materials Quality Commission currently has only four positions that do…

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JC Bowman Commentary: Teaching is NOT for Everyone

In order to advance the ideals and standards of the teaching profession, we must not be afraid make Tennessee a better place for teachers to teach and students to learn. This means we must embrace the highest ethical standards for those who educate children and keep those who dishonor the profession out of our classrooms.

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