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Flip the Equation for Education

Jun 10, 201501 min read
Flip the Equation for Education
Many of us have heard of the Wheel Tax. Every year this tax generates about $33 million. In the last few years, the County Commission has required that it be spent only on education (either debt or operations). Right now, a majority of the Wheel Tax collected goes to education debt. We want them to […]

Do you know where your early voting place is?

Oct 20, 201401 min read
Do you know where your early voting place is?
Why wait until November 4th to vote?  Who knows what will come up that day – work is busy, your kid is sick – you run around all day and then all of a sudden the day is over and you missed the window to make it to the polls. Trust me, I’ve been there. […]

Stand for Children’s General Election Endorsements

Oct 16, 201402 min read
Stand for Children’s General Election Endorsements
It’s election time, again, everyone!  As you know, Stand for Children is committed to ensuring that every child in Tennessee has access to, and is prepared for, a college education.  The policies that are passed in Nashville impact children from Memphis to Johnson City and everywhere in between.  That’s why we believe in electing strong […]

Ways to Get Involved and Stand for Education in Memphis

Aug 18, 201403 min read
Ways to Get Involved and Stand for Education in Memphis
There are two big ways that Memphians can get involved and make a stand for the future of education. Stand is proud to be working on and supporting both. First, as a follow-up to our education community meetings and continuing our focus on supporting Priority Schools, we are letting you know-  The Achievement Advisory Council […]

We Elected Education Champions!

Aug 7, 201404 min read
We Elected Education Champions!
Stand for Children Tennessee is committed to electing smart leaders capable of advancing education policies that ensure every child has access to a quality education. This election cycle, Stand for Children Tennessee endorsed 19 education champions in 16 races – 12 of those candidates won their races. These candidates were spread out over Metro Nashville School Board, Shelby County […]

Education Bill Summary for the 2014 Legislative Session

Apr 24, 2014017 min read
Education Bill Summary for the 2014 Legislative Session
Last Thursday, the legislature completed its business and Tennessee lawmakers closed the books on the 108th General Assembly. The legislative plaza proved to be a hotbed of highly charged issues this year – from wrangling over Medicaid expansion and teacher pay increases to allowing open carry of handguns without a permit. As in years past, […]