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AFP Throws Common Core Under the Bus

September 18, 2014

Protesters gather to stop Common Core outside education summit. NASHVILLE – A coalition of groups gathered together at Legislative Plaza to protest Common Core.  An invitation-only education summit was hosted across the street during the protest. Seventy-four activists and parents showed up to urge lawmakers to repeal Common Core.  Americans for Prosperity provided support for [...]

Americans for Prosperity Commends Supremes on AG Selection

September 16, 2014

Putting partisan politics aside and selecting an attorney general who will do the same.  NASHVILLE – Americans for Prosperity – Tennessee (AFP-TN) commends the TN Supreme Court for listening to Tennesseans on their selection of a new attorney general. Herbert Slatery III was selected to serve the eight-year term as Tennessee’s attorney general. Three of [...]

We Can Do Better

September 10, 2014 J

Opinion Editorial Published in the Knoxville News Sentinel 8/24/2014 By Andrew Ogles Nationally, the average ACT is 21, with 26% of students achieving college-readiness benchmarks.  In contrast, Tennessee’s composite score is 19.8, with only 19% of students meeting college-readiness benchmarks.  We can do better. After 5 years of education reforms and millions of dollars spent, the [...]

AFP responds to Senate leadership’s attempts to undercut free speech

September 10, 2014

S.J. Res. 19 would censor the voices of millions of concerned citizens Arlington, Va. – Today Americans for Prosperity released a statement regarding efforts in the US Senate to pass a constitutional amendment (S.J. Res. 19) that would change the First Amendment, fundamentally alter the Bill of Rights, and undercut Americans’ rights to free speech. AFP Director of [...]

September Links to Common Core Articles

September 04, 2014 J

Stay informed. The best way to beat this beast is to be armed with information. Stopping the federal takeover of our education system is the war being waged across our nation. Updated 9/4: As noted in the National Review Online: It was pretty clear from the start that nobody thought there was sufficient evidence for any [...]