Posts Tagged ‘education reform’

State Senate passes opportunity scholarships bill

NASHVILLE – Today, the Tennessee Federation for Children, Beacon Center of Tennessee and StudentsFirst Tennessee applaud state lawmakers for passing the Tennessee Choice & Opportunity Scholarship Act with a bipartisan vote of 20-10. The Senate’s action brings Tennessee one step closer to empowering...
April 10th, 2014 | Recent News | Read More

Tennessee moves one step closer to an opportunity scholarship program

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Federation for Children (TFC), the state affiliate of the American Federation for Children, today applauds the passage of SB 196 the “Tennessee Choice & Opportunity Scholarship Act,” from the Senate Education Committee. The Beacon Center of Tennessee joins with...
March 26th, 2014 | Recent News | Read More

School choice puts focus on each student

Dr. Harold Black, professor emeritus at the University of Tennessee and Beacon senior fellow, pens an op-ed in support of school choice. This article originally appeared in Saturday’s Knoxville News Sentinel. by Dr. Harold Black On Jan. 28 a school choice rally was held in Nashville. Caravans from...
February 16th, 2014 | Commentary | Read More

An Idea a Day: A Roadmap to Freedom

An Idea a Day: A Roadmap to Freedom
Every other year, the Beacon Center publishes “An Idea a Day” for each remaining legislative day of the current General Assembly. This year’s publication offers a roadmap to freedom, providing 57 ideas for the second session of the 108th General Assembly. Click here to download the...
December 3rd, 2013 | Feature, Policy | Read More

ABC 24 Memphis features Beacon spending study

Beacon CEO Justin Owen sits down with ABC 24 in Memphis to discuss troubling trends found in our recent education spending study. Watch the full interview here.
November 14th, 2013 | Recent News | Read More

Education funds not being spent wisely

The op-ed below by Justin Owen, Benjamin Clark, and Alexandria Gilbert outlines the findings of Beacon’s new education spending study. This article originally appeared in Wednesday’s Tennessean. A similar article appeared in Sundays’ Knoxville News Sentinel (subscription required). by...
September 4th, 2013 | Commentary | Read More

Following the Money: A Tennessee Education Spending Primer

Following the Money: A Tennessee Education Spending Primer
Beacon Center report analyzes how many tax dollars go into the classroom NASHVILLE – A new study released today analyzes taxpayer spending on public education in Tennessee. In the study, the Beacon Center of Tennessee, the state’s premier free market policy organization, looked at the amount taxpayers...
August 19th, 2013 | Feature, Policy | Read More

When is no law better than a weak law?

In a Choice Media “Ed Reform Minute” podcast, Beacon Center Director of Policy Trey Moore explains why Beacon had concerns with – and ultimately could not support – Gov. Haslam’s limited, failing school voucher bill this year. Visit to listen to the entire...
April 23rd, 2013 | Recent News | Read More

Washington Free Beacon covers school choice movement

The Washington Free Beacon, a national online publication, covers recent advancements of school choice efforts in both Alabama and Tennessee. The publication gets Beacon CEO Justin Owen’s reaction to Tennessee’s activity. “As we talk with parents, lawmakers, and other Tennesseans, we consistently...
March 1st, 2013 | Recent News | Read More

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