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Tennessee math teacher explains what is wrong with Common Core

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From Diane Ravitch’s blog, “A site to discuss better education for all“ Roy Turrentine, an experienced teacher of mathematics in Tennessee, explains why the Common Core standards are misdirecting the teaching of his subject. The creators of the CCSS did … Continue reading

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Conservative Skidmore kicked off Republican ballot, Pro-Tax Krueger embraced by GOP

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2/25/2014 — The Pew Research Center today released a poll showing that just 28% of Republicans believe the GOP is doing a good job of advocating for its stated principles.   In January, even before the debt ceiling vote, just 28% … Continue reading

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Representatives Van Huss, Hill Score Victory With Responsible Growth Bill

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Legislation will give all citizens a voice in the annexation process (NASHVILLE) – Landmark legislation designed to reform Tennessee’s outdated annexation laws passed the Tennessee House of Representatives on Monday with an overwhelming 78-8 vote. The bill was spearheaded by … Continue reading

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House votes to abolish forced annexation in Tennessee, what will the Senate do?

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From our friend Lee Douglas from 9.12 Tennessee: This evening at 7:00, I received a text from my state representative telling me that the bill that many of you prayed over, called for, drank to, pounded your fist for, dreamed … Continue reading

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Gay marriage and self-governance

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All Americans, including gay marriage supporters, should be dismayed that a group of federal judges is forcing gay marriage onto each of the States by overturning referendums and constitutional provisions in California, Utah, Virginia, Kentucky and soon more to follow. … Continue reading

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The State of Tennessee is asking 5th graders about sex, marijuana, religion and more

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A post on the Momma Bears blog, mommabears.org, shows questionnaires that are being given to 5th graders in Tennessee in conjunction with the new PARCC assessment: Some parents in Tennessee were SHOCKED to hear what their 5th grade children were … Continue reading

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House Republicans decline amnesty, citing Obama’s unwillingness to enforce laws

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This week proponents for the rule of law can breathe a sigh of relief as Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) says that the U.S. House of Representatives will not take up “comprehensive immigration reform” in 2014.  Boehner said in a press … Continue reading

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Beacon Center Calls for End to Hall Income Tax in Tennessee

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New Faces of Freedom report showcases how Tennesseans are harmed by the tax NASHVILLE – The Beacon Center of Tennessee today released “Our State, Our Future,” a publication in the Faces of Freedom series that focuses on the harmful impact Tennessee’s … Continue reading