Professional Educators of Tennessee to Conduct Legislative Survey

Professional Educators of Tennessee is conducting a legislative survey of educators across the state. “We understand that the next Governor and Tennessee General Assembly, both in the state budget and through legislative action need to address important policy areas,” according to Dr. JC Bowman, the association’s executive director. “We continue to hear from our members … Continue reading Professional Educators of Tennessee to Conduct Legislative Survey

Ethics Training for Educators

Christy Ballard is the long time General Counsel of Tennessee Department of Education.   Nobody in the state knows Education Law or Ethics in Tennessee better than Christy Ballard.  And  she shares her vast knowledge. 

Time to Separate PACS from Lobbying

How is it possible to separate organizations’ campaign contributions from their lobbying activities? It may not ever be possible. Political Action Committee (PAC) is a term for a political committee organized for the purpose of raising and spending money to elect and defeat candidates. Numerous groups that have a PAC do not have a lobbyist, … Continue reading Time to Separate PACS from Lobbying

Never a Wrong Time to Do the Right Thing

The Janus Decision will not create drastic structural changes to unions. It will simply make them more accountable to their own members. And in the case of teacher unions, this greater accountability should focus on making the quality of education front and center, help public education rebuild support from the public for issues like raising… via … Continue reading Never a Wrong Time to Do the Right Thing

We Don’t Tell You WHO to Vote For!

  Our commitment to our members is simple. We are completely funded by the dues of our members. Our members are educators from the state of Tennessee. No other teachers’ association in this state is as well-respected in the legislature as Professional Educators of Tennessee for what we stand for, and how we go about … Continue reading We Don’t Tell You WHO to Vote For!