Articles by: Bobbie Patray

COVID or not, Tennessee expects 180 days of ‘quality instruction’ for students next year

COVID or not, Tennessee expects 180 days of ‘quality instruction’ for students next year

on July 6, 2020, 6:05 AM / in State News

By Marta W. Aldrich   |  Chalkbeat Tennessee officials expect districts and charter schools to provide students with 180 days of “quality instruction” for 6½ hours each day, even if the coronavirus disrupts classrooms for a second straight year. They’re also warning local school leaders not to expect the state to grant blanket waivers on required instructional time, including four hours […]

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Calls grow for Tennessee to cancel TNReady testing for second straight year

Calls grow for Tennessee to cancel TNReady testing for second straight year

on July 6, 2020, 6:02 AM / in State News

By Marta W. Aldrich |  Chalkbeat Tennessee’s simmering debate over standardized testing is heating up during the pandemic as key education groups clash over whether the state should remove the burden of testing from school communities for a second straight year. Groups began lining up both for and against testing after Superintendent Joris Ray, who leads the state’s largest district […]

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Dickson Co. schools online learning program focused on homeschool students planned in fall

on July 6, 2020, 6:01 AM / in State News

By Chris Gadd | Nashville Tennessean A revised online learning program is expected to be tested this fall by Dickson County schools in a move to keep homeschool students updated with state and county standards as well as help other students who might need the program. At its June meeting, the Dickson County School Board on first vote approved the […]

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America was “founded … on an ideal and a lie” ??

America was “founded … on an ideal and a lie” ??

on July 6, 2020, 5:57 AM / in National News, Opinion

Well, school plans are now getting a lot of attention as parents try to determine what is best and safe for their children. Once again, I want to encourage you to be VERY THOUGHTFUL about your decisions. When we look around us today, the disdain for our nation, the ignorance of our history (good and bad),the ignorance of the principles […]

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Why Facts Don’t Matter to People

Why Facts Don’t Matter to People

on July 2, 2020, 7:31 AM / in National News, Opinion

Good Morning! I offer this as an FYI, for you to make your own decision. I found it thought provoking! A March 2020 poll of Americans with 3,000 respondents showed strong bipartisan support for criminalizing speech. About 70% of those surveyed supported government “restricting people’s ability to say things” deemed as misinformation. Nearly 80% endorsed the conscription of health care professionals. […]

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FINAL Tennessee Legislative Update, 2020

FINAL Tennessee Legislative Update, 2020

on June 28, 2020, 6:29 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go to the legislative Switchboard at 615-741-3011 […]

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Justice Gorsuch’s Misguided Sex Discrimination Opinion Fails Logic Test

on June 26, 2020, 8:21 AM / in Opinion

Ryan T. Anderson / @RyanTAnd / June 19, 2020 Justice Neil Gorsuch’s majority opinion claims to apply a simple and straightforward test: “An employer violates Title VII when it intentionally fires an individual employee based in part on sex.” But he refuses to consider what applying this simple-in reality, simplistic-test actually requires. And not just under Title VII, but under every nondiscrimination law that includes “sex” […]

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Supreme Court rules women are no longer real but just fantasies

on June 26, 2020, 8:19 AM / in Opinion

Just a note:  I have met Dr. Piper and heard him speak.  I would want to read his grocery lists!  He is a former university president and radio host. He is the author of “Not a Daycare: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth” (Regnery). If you don’t read any ot the other articles, read his!! Justice Gorsuch and cronies in […]

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High School History Teacher Throws Out Textbooks For Radical Marxist ‘History’ Book

High School History Teacher Throws Out Textbooks For Radical Marxist ‘History’ Book

on June 25, 2020, 6:54 AM / in Opinion

Howard Zinn’s radical revisionist ‘history’ book, ‘A People’s History’ of The United States, is the new normal in the American education system. By Evita Duffy, JUNE 19, 2020 A young high school history teacher, named Annie, posted a TikTok video raving about Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States,” which she explains will be her new classroom textbook. […]

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“There Is No Apolitical Classroom”

on June 25, 2020, 6:52 AM / in Opinion

If you are planning to send your children back to school in the fall, you will want to be attentive to what will be taught and how in their classrooms. Continued homeschooling looks better all the time!!! “There Is No Apolitical Classroom” The culture war could be headed for public schools-whether parents like it or not. Max Eden June 19, […]

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In Eyes of Trump’s HHS, Sex is Now ‘Male or Female

In Eyes of Trump’s HHS, Sex is Now ‘Male or Female

on June 19, 2020, 7:52 AM / in National News

It is good to see a bit of encouraging news in even if we don’t know how long it will last, we can still enjoy it now. In Eyes of Trump’s HHS, Sex is Now ‘Male or Female’ By Philip Wegmann – RCP Staff June 12, 2020 The Trump administration has a narrow view of sex, and in the eyes of the […]

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So much for “appointing better judges”

So much for “appointing better judges”

on June 17, 2020, 6:36 AM / in Opinion

Good morning It is nice to start with a couple of encouraging articles before getting to one addressing what we thought “appointing better judges” would solve. Heartbreaking does not even touch the feelings that come from reading the Horowitz article Federal Court Upholds Missouri Law Confirming Human Life Begins at Conception  STATE   MICAIAH BILGER   JUN 10, 2020   |   3:35PM […]

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Legislative Update, Week Ending June 13, 2020

Legislative Update, Week Ending June 13, 2020

on June 17, 2020, 6:28 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go to the legislative Switchboard […]

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Relinquishing the grip on reality??

Relinquishing the grip on reality??

on June 8, 2020, 9:35 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

Good morning! Well, we have survived another weekend and at least it seems that most of the ‘rallies’ were peaceful. I enjoy reading Jonathon Van Maren’s articles. He is a thoughtful writer. Speaking of thoughtful writing, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has written a letter to President Trump. While I don’t agree with every spiritual point it is worth reading and […]

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Legislative Update, Week ending June 6, 2020

Legislative Update, Week ending June 6, 2020

on June 7, 2020, 7:59 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go to the legislative Switchboard at 615-741-3011 […]

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Good morning   I don’t know about you, but this morning finds me filled with strong emotions. What happened In Nashville, other Tennessee cities and all across our nation this weekend is heartbreaki

Good morning I don’t know about you, but this morning finds me filled with strong emotions. What happened In Nashville, other Tennessee cities and all across our nation this weekend is heartbreaki

on June 2, 2020, 7:11 AM / in National News, State News

Good morning I don’t know about you, but this morning finds me filled with strong emotions. What happened In Nashville, other Tennessee cities and all across our nation this weekend is heartbreaking and tragic and just evil. To make the whole situation worse, locally it was handled very poorly, to be generous. There is NO WAY that a thoughtful person […]

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Legislative Update (we’re back!) May 30, 2020

Legislative Update (we’re back!) May 30, 2020

on May 31, 2020, 8:16 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go to the legislative Switchboard at 615-741-3011 […]

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Tremendous challenges ahead….

Tremendous challenges ahead….

on May 22, 2020, 6:49 AM / in National News, State News

Good Morning! OK, I am annoyed this morning so these memes suit my attitude BUT they are absolutely thought provoking!!  As you can see in today’s post, the fall out from this pandemic hasn’t even been truly realized or measured fully.   FIVE WAYS THE U.S. MILITARY WILL CHANGE AFTER THE PANDEMIC DAVID BARNO AND NORA BENSAHEL, APRIL 28, 2020 The global pandemic […]

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“Once more with feeling…..”

“Once more with feeling…..”

on May 18, 2020, 7:57 AM / in National News, Opinion

Good Morning! Looking at my calendar this morning, my husband and I are in our 67th day of staying home except for doctor appointments and me getting our necessities. Now, let me add, my husband is high risk, so I am being appropriately careful.That is called, acting wisely, regardless of outside limitations placed on me!!! Judging from what I see […]

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NOT Normal!!!

NOT Normal!!!

on May 16, 2020, 7:00 AM / in Local News, National News, State News

I suspect you have seen this meme and maybe you have tried to decide how true it is today in our country. During my prayer time Thursday morning, something occurred to me.  Ultimately, will more people be hurt by the near destruction of our economy or the results of the virus? Now before you respond, I know people are dying […]

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