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Principals: Common Core Tests Don’t Match Up With Standards

Principals: Common Core Tests Don’t Match Up With Standards

on August 7, 2013, 6:00 AM / in National News, News, State News

By Maggie Gallagher The Washington Post has published a letter from a group of New York school principals explaining that in their view the Common Core Assessment Tests were not in fact aligned with the Common Core Standards: In both their technical and task design, these tests do not fully align with the Common Core. If one was to look […]

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“Liberal Lamar” donations exposed!

“Liberal Lamar” donations exposed!

on August 6, 2013, 8:01 AM / in National News, News, State News

There are some disturbing trends inside Senator Lamar Alexander’s recent campaign financial report. The list of who donated to his campaign and what he spent the money on just further demonstrates that he is NOT a man of the People. His report shows that he is an out-of-touch elitist career politician of the worst kind. Let’s get started…. First let’s […]

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Comparisons of Common Core State Standards to Georgia Performance Standards Released

Comparisons of Common Core State Standards to Georgia Performance Standards Released

on August 6, 2013, 7:49 AM / in National News, News, State News

State Senator William Ligon (R-Brunswick) issued a press release this afternoon that accompanied two reports that compared Georgia’s previous standards with the Common Core State Standards. Here is the presser: ATLANTA (August 5, 2013) – Sen. William Ligon (R-Brunswick) released two reports today, one regarding math and the other on English language arts, which compare the Common Core Standards to […]

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Comparisons of Common Core State Standards to Georgia Performance Standards Released

Comparisons of Common Core State Standards to Georgia Performance Standards Released

on August 6, 2013, 7:39 AM / in National News, News, State News

COMMON CORE: A SIXTEEN BILLION DOLLAR SCAM Many legislators, parents, and taxpayers have been given the false impression that Common Core State Standards and the International Baccalaureate programs will reform and improve education. But these two newest educational policies are an extension of the old policies that created weaknesses in the current American educational system. In 1956, that system was […]

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Jackson Madison County TEA Party is one of 60 conservative groups joining statewide to defeat Lamar Alexander,

Jackson Madison County TEA Party is one of 60 conservative groups joining statewide to defeat Lamar Alexander,

on August 4, 2013, 7:50 PM / in Local News, News, State News

This is an important and extensive update on the effort to unite all the Tea Party, liberty and patriot groups of Tennessee behind a single constitution-loving challenger to Lamar Alexander in the Republican Primary for U.S. Senate. We now have 60 organizations participating in this effort.  Visit http://c4cs.wordpress.com/ for a full list.  If you do NOT see your group listed […]

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Knoxville to clarify limit on cats and dogs

on August 2, 2013, 2:53 PM / in News, State News

Just wait till they ask about your children! (WBIR-Knoxville) How many pets is too many? Knoxville already limits the number of cats and dogs allowed in a home and that rule may tighten ever further. The city ordinance, at the moment, states that each person can have a combination of four cats and/or dogs. The City of Knoxville Animal Control […]

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Bits and Pieces August 2nd 2013

Bits and Pieces August 2nd 2013

on August 2, 2013, 6:47 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

Fired Tennessee newspaper editor: Termination was political and retroactive On Thursday, the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press announced  the termination of one of its editors for what was deemed to be an  inappropriate headline criticizing President Barack Obama on the day of a visit  to Chattanooga to promote his economic policies. Later that day, Johnson gave an interview to The […]

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Images from Chattanooga

Images from Chattanooga

on August 1, 2013, 8:47 AM / in News, State News

Yesterday at an Obama protest.  The coward wouldn’t come within seven miles of this protest. CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) – By Matt Barbour As President Obama arrived in Chattanooga, not everyone had welcome signs to greet him. Protesters gathered off Lee Highway near the airport, holding signs that said everything from “Obama hates America” to “Obama lies.” The Chattanooga Tea Party […]

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Sen. Rand Paul to appear with Sen. Lamar Alexander, stops short of offering an endorsement

Sen. Rand Paul to appear with Sen. Lamar Alexander, stops short of offering an endorsement

on July 30, 2013, 8:50 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Written by Joey Garrison The Tennessean Sen. Rand Paul, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, will join Sen. Lamar Alexander at a Nashville charter school Monday, offering a colleague forced to defend his conservative bona fides a coveted visual with a tea party favorite. Paul, however, stopped short of giving his fellow Republican an outright endorsement in the Tennessee senator’s bid […]

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TN Common Core Hearings Scheduled!

TN Common Core Hearings Scheduled!

on July 30, 2013, 8:40 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Tennessee Senate Education Committee to Conduct Hearings Common Core. Please mark your calendar for September 9 and 10.  Time and room at the Plaza will be announced later. Experts on both sides of this issue will speaking. Names of the speakers will be announced when available. If you care about your children, if you care about the future of education […]

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Not the Apple of His Eye

Not the Apple of His Eye

on July 30, 2013, 8:00 AM / in News, State News

A Tennessee man who blames Apple for the demise of his marriage is suing the technology giant, claiming it failed to install any filter in its devices to prevent his porn addiction. Chris Sevier calls Apple a “silent poisoner” responsible for the proliferation of “arousal addiction, sex trafficking, prostitution, and countless numbers of destroyed lives.”  In his 50-page complaint, Sevier […]

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Bits and Pieces / News from Around the Block

Bits and Pieces / News from Around the Block

on July 30, 2013, 7:55 AM / in National News, News, State News

Pentagon likely to reduce number of furlough days Defense department civilians will likely face up to five fewer unpaid furlough days than originally planned, as Pentagon leaders scrimp to find up to $900 million in savings in the final months of the budget year that ends Sept. The Chattanooga TimesFreePress asks Are Atheists misunderstood? Tennessee’s per-gallon gas price average increases […]

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TN Senator in bed with the Homosexual Lobby?

TN Senator in bed with the Homosexual Lobby?

on July 29, 2013, 10:17 AM / in National News, News, Opinion, State News

Why is Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander helping President Obama create new radical regulations on business owners? Why would he support the government forcing employers to give preference to homosexual job candidates? You see, right now a pro-homosexual bill, S. 815, is before the U.S. Senate that would create a special class of citizen with government-mandated employment in all our businesses, […]

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The Humane Society of the United States Sponsors Tennessee Walking Horse

The Humane Society of the United States Sponsors Tennessee Walking Horse

on July 29, 2013, 6:29 AM / in News, State News

hmmm, interesting to say the least. I would like to think that their intentions (Animal Welfare approach vs AR Extremist) to support healthy competition and showmanship can be taken at face value. However, it will take much more than one sponsorship to convince me there isn’t an AR agenda behind it. Lori I can’t believe the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association […]

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Common Core: Some encouraging news? Please Note: Only some!

Common Core: Some encouraging news? Please Note: Only some!

on July 25, 2013, 7:15 AM / in National News, News, State News

Video: College Board Accidentally Explains   Dumbing Down AP to Match Common Core   AP tests are aligning to Common Core. So, explain this, Common Core proponents: the reason to change college-credit AP tests to Common Core is to make sure that they were actually college-ready? Um, that makes no sense. This video is a must-see. Start at about 1:05 […]

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Chattanooga animal ordinance dead for now

on July 24, 2013, 8:23 AM / in News, State News

by Joy Lukachick A controversial city animal control ordinance was taken off the table today. The ordinance that would have dealt with animal breeders, rescue shelters, animal performances and other issues was removed from the council’s agenda today and is dead in its current form. City Council member Moses Freeman said there needs to be a task force made up […]

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Direct from the TML

Direct from the TML

on July 23, 2013, 3:50 PM / in National News, News, State News

I just received this email a few moments ago the Executive Director of the Tennessee Municipal League. The Tennessee Municipal League (TML) is an association of the incorporated cities and towns of Tennessee, organized for mutual assistance and improvement. The organization’s functions include: lobbying the Tennessee General Assembly on behalf of municipal governments, working with the TML Risk Management Pool, […]

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Couple sues West Knox kennel after death of family pet

Couple sues West Knox kennel after death of family pet

on July 22, 2013, 8:15 AM / in News, State News

By Don Jacobs Original Article Todd and Lisa Reidy just want answers. How, they ask, did their seemingly healthy Pomeranian named Molly sustain a broken back, dislocated hip and elbow, broken leg and puncture wounds when left at a West Knox County kennel? How was Molly so brutalized the 15-year-old dog died the next day despite efforts of the Reidys’ […]

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AKC Alert: Chattanooga, Tennessee

AKC Alert: Chattanooga, Tennessee

on July 21, 2013, 5:49 AM / in News, State News

AKC Chattanooga, TN The ordinance would outlaw all breeding of pets in your house in the city. Read more It’s pretty long so I won’t try to post all of it, but please do take a look at it. It’s amazing. Some of these provisions are already in place in Chattanooga but, because of the lawsuit against the city brought […]

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Sen. Bob Corker calls ‘BS’ on boss’ diatribe

Sen. Bob Corker calls ‘BS’ on boss’ diatribe

on July 19, 2013, 7:28 AM / in National News, News, State News

timefreepress.com U.S. Sen. Bob Corker is well known for speaking pretty bluntly at times, but did the Tennessee Republican really use a far earthier version of the term bull manure to call down Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell this week? The Capitol Hill newspaper CQ Roll Call reported that at a tense meeting of Senate Republicans on Wednesday, McConnell, R-Ky., […]

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