April 21st: Tim Carney Event in Knoxville (Postponed)

April 21st: Tim Carney Event in Knoxville (Postponed)

This event has been postponed

The Beacon Center of Tennessee

invites you to attend a special event
featuring Washington Examiner Senior Political Columnist 

Tim Carney

“Crony Capitalism: The Most Dangerous Threat to Liberty”

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
6:30 – 7:30 pm Eastern

Club LeConte, 800 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, Tennessee

While it is free to attend, space is limited, so please RSVP to Suzanne Michel at (615) 383-6431 or suzanne@beacontn.org.

Timothy P Carney is the senior political columnist at the Washington Examiner, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and the author of two books: The Big Ripoff, and Obamanomics.

April 3rd, 2015 | Feature, Recent News

Amanda Wilcox and Her Right to Try

Amanda Wilcox and Her Right to Try

Our latest video chronicles the heartbreaking story of Stage IV Cancer patient Amanda Wilcox, and shows her courage and resistance in the fight to beat cancer. Like Amanda, terminally ill patients deserve hope. State lawmakers can do their part to extend that hope to thousands of Tennessee’s terminally ill patients by passing Right to Try in 2015.

February 18th, 2015 | Feature, Tennessee Stories

Beacon Calls for More Educational Freedom in Tennessee

Beacon Calls for More Educational Freedom in Tennessee

It is time for Tennessee to embrace the hope that school choice offers to families across our state. Parents with children from all walks of life, economic conditions, and ethnicities have banded together in support of greater educational opportunities. Not only do opportunity scholarships provide new pathways to higher achievement, but they also create more resources for children in our public education system. In fact, Tennessee’s opportunity scholarships are a tide that lifts all boats. In a sea of change with innovative methods of learning on the horizon, Tennessee parents deserve the freedom to explore the education frontier and choose the academic path that best suits their child.

Below are the contents of our education reform package, a comprehensive plan for school choice in Tennessee:

Special Report: Allowing Children to Dream Big - In our school choice options bookletBeacon Senior Fellow Jonathan Butcher puts school choice success stories, available educational options, and application instructions in the hands of Tennessee families.

Policy Report: Saving Education - Our recent study shows that a voucher program would not just benefit students leaving the public school system, but also students staying in public schools.

Faces of FreedomUnlocking Freedom in Education - Beacon believes every child deserves a good education, and the only way to achieve that goal is through school choice.

Opinion: Stupid Is as Stupid Does: We Need to Save Education - Beacon Director of Policy Lindsay Boyd explains that choice is the real solution to save education.

Infographic: School Choice – These graphics show the broad support for school choice among different demographic groups and how Tennessee stacks up to neighboring states when it comes to school choice options.

Video:  The Uplifting Story of Marshall Shanks and Benefits of School Choice  – Our new video details the inspiring story of Marshall Shanks and the impact educational choice has had on his life.

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February 18th, 2015 | Feature, Policy