Tennesseans Reclaiming Educational Excellence (TREE) has a short post about the voucher, for-profit charter, and state-charter authorizer bills that will be voted on this coming Monday and Tuesday. If passed, these bills will further deplete our schools of resources, make profit more important than our children, and remove a locally elected school board's power to determine which publicly funded, private schools can be approved by a district. (It is not surprising that Education Commissioner Huffman is also supporting these bills.)
Please click on this TREE link and fill out the very short electronic form that will send emails out to legislators, letting them know that you oppose these bills.
Stop the Tennessee Testing Madness also has a legislative alert on the the following bills. Parental Notification of Testing (SB 2404), Reimbursement for Common Core Tests (SB 2057), Testing Opt-Out (SB 2221), Parental Review of Materials/Opt Out (SB 2559).
Please click on this Stop the Tennessee Testing Madness LINK and follow the instructions to contact committees about your SUPPORT of these bills.
Momma Bears appreciates all of these parent advocacy groups keeping up with what is going on in Nashville at our General Assembly. Show your support Momma Bears and ROAR! You are making a difference.
Thanks to the Union City, TN Momma Bear who sent us this image.