Critic derides Chattanooga mayor’s ‘Obamaphone’ program

By   /  May 5, 2015  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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Good news, those of you Chattanooga residents with a child in a school’s free and reduced lunch program: Mayor Andy Berke wants to slash your monthly Internet subscription costs by half.

That is, as long as you’re a subscriber to Chattanooga’s government-owned Internet.

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Education week-in-review: teacher competence and a big prom problem

By   /  May 1, 2015  /  California, Colorado, Education, Education Blog, Indiana, Memphis, Michigan, Montana, News, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Paul Brennan
How many states consider competence when deciding which teachers to lay off? What common, inoffensive slang term caused school officials to call the cops on a student asking a girl to prom?
Watchdog.org has the answers, along with plenty of other interesting and important stories from this week’s education news.
National
Should competence count?
Falling birthrates […]

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In Memphis, home-school communities offer same sports and extracurriculars as public schools

By   /  May 1, 2015  /  Education, Tennessee, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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The Memphis Area Home Education Association ensures that their local home-school students have the same athletic and social opportunities as public students.

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Are regulations leaving Tennessee with fewer hospital services?

By   /  April 30, 2015  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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In Tennessee, state regulators have a penchant for micromanaging health-care services for providers, which results in far fewer hospital beds and MRI and CT scanners.

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Tennessee might take big risk to wean TennCare recipients off painkillers

By   /  April 24, 2015  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE — Take a painkiller in pill form like OxyContin.
Grind it, crush it, melt it and snort it and you get an immediate high.
Take another OxyContin in pill form, this time one that has something called “abuse deterrent properties,” which make the texture of the pill so hard you can’t even […]

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Your license, please: Some Tennessee residents don’t know student loan problems could cost them their jobs

By   /  April 22, 2015  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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If you work in Tennessee and hold a professional license, pay those student loans.

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