Joy Pullman writes a scathing article with the following headline: First Common Core High School Grads Worst-Prepared for College in 15 Years. That comes as no surprise to those who recognized early on that Common Core was about power, not education.
Advocates preached endlessly about how beneficial it would be for all schools in all states to have the same platform of standards, instructional materials, and testing. Legislators and school administrators, lured by federal dollars and pressured by the Obama administration, plunged headfirst into Common Core without considering this fundamental question: who is preparing the standards and why?Read more
"I'm in favor of medical cannabis reform. Safe Access Tennessee, a 501(c)4 nonpartisan, patient advocacy group devoted to restoring cannabis-based products to a legal status for medical treatment use, has defined "medical cannabis reform" to include the following:Read more
"I'm 100% pro life with the belief that life begins at conception. It breaks my heart that society so casually embraces abortion as an acceptable practice. It's ironic that the social justice crowd protests loudly for the rights of whoever they perceive as vulnerable, yet are totally silent in defense of those precious lives who are truly the most vulnerable.Read more
"I've never understood why politicians think criminals obey laws. Despite hundreds of federal, state, and local laws, the evidence is clear: we've not stopped drunk driving, illegal drugs, sexual abuse and assault, or murder. Criminals, by definition, are law breakers. And law-abiding citizens, by definition, are not.Read more
"We've cut taxes repeatedly in Tennessee and with good result: Tennessee is now one of the lowest tax states in the nation with the elimination of the death tax, the phase-out of the Hall Income tax, and a 30% decrease in the sales tax on food. In addition, we've lowered the property tax burden on veterans and our elderly. In total, we've cut taxes by a total of $572 million during the Haslam administration.Read more
“Teachers often ask where I stand on education. Our actions speak louder than any answer I can give: our children attended public schools. We believe in our teachers and are committed to public education. Just as we don’t want Washington politicians meddling in our schools, perhaps our state politicians ought to let our local teachers and administrators take a greater role in deciding what’s best for the kids entrusted to their care.Read more