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By Amelia Hamilton | Watchdog.org | Feb 05, 2016 4:35 PM
Since 2012, every graduate of Soulsville Charter School in Memphis has headed to a four-year college or university. Of these 207 graduates, more than $30 million in scholarships and grants have been awarded, WMC Action News 5 reports. “Some students will choose four year, others will choose two year, some may choose trade school, and some […]
By Amelia Hamilton | Watchdog.org | Feb 05, 2016 3:13 PM
As legislation to allow school vouchers moves forward in the Tennessee legislature, opponents are gearing up to defend the status quo. A House budget subcommittee narrowly approved a voucher bill Jan. 20, a move heralded by Justin Owen, CEO of the Beacon Center of Tennessee, as “a big step in the right direction for this school choice […]
By Amelia Hamilton | Watchdog.org | Jan 26, 2016 3:56 PM
While school choice is being celebrated around the country for National School Choice week, Tennessee is moving forward on offering vouchers to students. A measure sponsored by Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville) is in the hands of the House Finance Committee, the Tennessean reports. With Republicans outnumbering Democrats on that panel by more than two to one, [...]
By Johnny Kampis | Watchdog.org | Jan 22, 2016 10:58 AM | 32
As Inigo Montoya said in “The Princess Bride,” “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
By Contributor | Watchdog.org | Jan 22, 2016 8:06 AM | 16
“AT&T has already invested $1 million in Tennessee on wire and wireless services,” Green said. “Why should the government spend millions to stick a fiber in the ground when in the future most of these things will connect wirelessly anyway?"
By Johnny Kampis | Watchdog.org | Jan 08, 2016 1:30 PM | 40
The commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development wants residents to share with the agency if high-speed Internet is available to them.
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | Dec 31, 2015 5:03 AM | 48
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau lectures the world about taking steps to save the planet yet, at home, he won’t practice what he preaches.
By Amelia Hamilton | Watchdog.org | Dec 23, 2015 2:54 PM
Supporters of school choice are preparing to renew their fight in January 2016, pushing for more parental control of education. In the past, opponents — largely though not exclusively from Democrats — have blocked measures to create a school voucher program and to allow parents to determine how to deal with failing public schools. WHJL [...]
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | Dec 18, 2015 11:18 AM | 81
Tennessee’s attorney general won’t say whether he’ll join counterparts in 27 other states who are suing the Environmental Protection Agency over the Clean Power Plan, but time is running out for him to decide.
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | Dec 17, 2015 11:59 AM | 64
The commissioner of Tennessee’s Department of Environment and Conservation flew to the U.N. climate change conference in France this month to hobnob with environmentalists who say raising your electricity rates will save the planet.