Tennessee Education Association

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April 2019

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Civication - WEDNESDAY 4/10
 
 
 
ESP Conference

ESP Conference

April 13, 2019 (All day)

Mark your calendars to attend the TEA Education Support Professionals Conference! 

 
 
 
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The Death of Public Education

The Death of Public Education

April 22, 2019 - 12:00pm

As the legislative session has progressed, so has Gov.Lee’s voucher bill.  While garnering close votes, it continues to pass out of committee.  It is now likely that this will come down to a fight on the floor of the General Assembly. In reviewing the legislative process and calendar, the first time this piece of legislation could be heard would be in an evening session on Monday, April 22, 2019.
 
Now is the time for all of us who care about the future of public schools in Tennessee to come together to stop what could be the “Death of Public Education in Tennessee.” As a result of  privatization schemes similar to the ESA Voucher bill  being considered before our General Assembly, New Orleans no longer has any public schools. Public Education has died in that city and in other areas across our country that have adopted these ideas.
 
To stop this from happening in Tennessee, TEA has created an ESA Voucher toolkit with materials and action planning guides for TEA members and other groups that are fighting against vouchers. The activities in the toolkit will build to Monday, April 22. On that day, we will host a funeral and celebration of life to give Tennesseans a look at what public education will look like if they initiate this death blow to the funding that keeps our great public schools open. 

​There will be a funeral demonstration and candle light vigil at the capitol in Nashville, as well as wakes and vigils across the state celebrating the life of our public schools and letting decision makers know what a loss it will be to both local communities and our state if ESA vouchers pass. 

Save the date: Monday, April 22 - Hold this date on your calendar so you do not miss participating either in Nashville or in activities in your local area. Please work with your TEA UniServ or local president to plan an event in your area. Click here to view ideas for local events. 

These will be afternoon/evening events. If needed, please take a personal or professional day to attend. TEA does not advocate taking a sick day. 

Watch TEA social media for more updates! Some materials are intentionally not branded with TEA's logo, because this is collaborative event with a number of groups and organizations opposed to ESA vouchers. 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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