Since 2013, more than 1200 posts have been published on Tennessee Education Report. This publication passed the 1200 post milestone late last week. The original idea: To provide in-depth coverage of education issues and accessible analysis of complex topics is still the driving force today.
So often, headlines in traditional news outlets tout test results or talking points rather than digging-in to the meat of education policy. As the publisher and primary writer here, I make every effort to offer unique analysis in a way that is digestible.
I’ve written about Kindergarten portfolios and state policy failure.
I’ve written about the efforts of privatizers like Betsy DeVos and Bill Lee.
I’ve written about the broken BEP and what it means for Tennessee students.
I’ve examined teacher pay, especially in and around Nashville.
Recently, I wrote a post on the importance of addressing poverty.
And, of course, there’s the ongoing TNReady saga.
All of this is fun for me, believe it or not. But it also takes time and energy and research.
Thankfully, a number of readers have stepped up to make monthly contributions to ensure publishing the site is a viable enterprise.
Still others make one-time gifts to show support.
Know that I write with the intent to inform… and to go deeper on a an issue that impacts every single Tennessean. Know that I appreciate ALL of you who read regularly and share these posts.
Education in Tennessee will only improve WHEN we ask the tough questions and challenge the prevailing paradigm.
Your support makes that possible.