TEA http://wmot.org en Teacher's Union Finds Voucher Task-Force Deliberations "Disturbing" http://wmot.org/post/teachers-union-finds-voucher-task-force-deliberations-disturbing <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style='line-height: 200%; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 14pt;'>NASHVILLE, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP/WMOT) — A task force appointed by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has skipped over the question of whether to create a school voucher program. Instead, the panel's most spirited debate earlier this week was about how soon vouchers could begin to be offered in Tennessee.</span></p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:54:03 +0000 AP/WMOT 16196 at http://wmot.org TEA's Take on the 107th Tenn. General Assembly http://wmot.org/post/teas-take-107th-tenn-general-assembly <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; State legislators recently wrapped up the work of the&nbsp;107<sup>th</sup> Tennessee General Assembly and WMOT is asking newsmakers from across the political spectrum to share their impressions of the session.</p><p>Today we hear the views of Gera Summerford, president of the state&rsquo;s largest teacher&rsquo;s union, the Tennessee Education Association.</p><p>Summerford says that, compared to last year when the legislature enacted a number of measures the TEA opposed, this most recent session was far less confrontational.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 14:52:32 +0000 Mike Osborne 10975 at http://wmot.org Tenn. Teachers Union Membership Way Down http://wmot.org/post/tenn-teachers-union-membership-way-down <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) &mdash; Hundreds of Middle Tennessee educators have dropped union memberships since state lawmakers stripped the organizations of collective bargaining rights earlier this year.</p><p>The Tennessean reports that membership in the Metro Nashville Education Association is down by about 500. Sumner County reports roughly the same number of educators there have also dropped union memberships.</p><p>Rutherford County seems to be an exception with only about 100 teachers dropping their union.</p> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 18:11:05 +0000 AP/WMOT 4681 at http://wmot.org