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Common Core in Tennessee and Colorado: Lipstick On A Pig?

Common Core in Tennessee and Colorado: Lipstick On A Pig?

When Republican and Democrat Governors Bill Haslam (R-TN) and John Hickenlooper (D-CO) got together with the Denver Chamber of Commerce in Nashville Friday, the discussion turned to the idea that it does not matter what states call their “high” and

Tennessee Braces for Next Common Core Battle

Tennessee Braces for Next Common Core Battle

If an education summit convened Thursday by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) is any indication of what’s top priority to many state lawmakers and education groups, the Common Core standards will be the central education battle during the upcoming legislative

TN Gov Found Out About Illegals Dumped in State on HHS Website

TN Gov Found Out About Illegals Dumped in State on HHS Website

Even after Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam asked the Obama administration to notify him in advance if they wanted to send illegal immigrants to his state, he discovered that more than 700 illegal immigrant juveniles had been dumped in his

Tennessee Abandons PARCC Common Core Test Consortium

Tennessee Abandons PARCC Common Core Test Consortium

A new law passed in the state of Tennessee has led Gov. Bill Haslam (R) and the state’s chief education officials to quietly quit the PARCC Common Core test consortium, leaving the multi-state test group with only 15 members. As

Beretta USA Chooses Tennessee for New Factory Site

Beretta USA Chooses Tennessee for New Factory Site

On January 29th, Beretta USA officials joined with Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (R) to announce the firearm manufacturer will be opening its new plant in Gallatin, TN. Beretta had been looking for a location for its new facility after deciding

NFL Ownership has Decidedly GOP Lean

NFL Ownership has Decidedly GOP Lean

A look at owners of NFL franchises reveals a highly politically charged group that contains only five organizations headed by those who have not chosen to donate to political campaigns. The owners of the Broncos, Bucs, Lions, Raiders, and Packers,

Owner Accused of Tax Fraud Refuses to Sell Team

Owner Accused of Tax Fraud Refuses to Sell Team

Last October, Jimmy Haslam’s purchase of the Cleveland Browns brought a much needed fresh perspective to the franchise that has struggled to put a winning product on the field. Now, a cloud hangs over the owner who had hoped to

IRS Raids Browns Owner's Company on Tax Day

IRS Raids Browns Owner's Company on Tax Day

While most Americans were running to mail forms to the IRS Monday, IRS agents were raiding the Knoxville headquarters of the Flying J truck chain owned by the owner of the Cleveland Browns and the Governor of Tennessee. During the

Tennessee Considering Bill to Fund Training, Arming Teachers

Tennessee Considering Bill to Fund Training, Arming Teachers

The state of Tennessee is considering training and arming their teachers in response to the recent mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where 26 people were killed by a mad gunman; 20 of the 26 victims were

Tennesseans Rally Against State Obamacare Exchange

Tennesseans Rally Against State Obamacare Exchange

An estimated crowd of 500 Tennesseans rallied Wednesday afternoon at the State Capitol Legislative Plaza in Nashville to profess to Republican Governor Bill Haslam that they opposed the establishment of a state-operated health insurance exchange.  Local talk radio host Ralph

Tennessee Lawmakers Vote to Keep Teacher Evaluations Secret from Parents

Tennessee Lawmakers Vote to Keep Teacher Evaluations Secret from Parents

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For the first time ever, Tennessee is basing a portion of a teacher’s evaluation on student test data. Test scores will be combined with a principal’s classroom observations to create an overall score for teachers, ranging from 1 (significantly

Tennessee Trumps Wisconsin: Kills Teacher Collective Bargaining. Dead.

To fix public schools, you have to control public schools. And there’s little control when teachers unions, with their self-serving agendas, question every cost-cutting proposal and reform on the table. That’s why so many state governments have taken swift action