Pediatric Groups Join School Mask Mandate Lawsuit Against Lee

Two Related Pediatric Health Organizations Have Joined Two Shelby County Families In Their Lawsuit Against Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Regarding His Order Allowing Families To Opt Children Out Of School Mask Mandates.

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Schwinn Approves 8 Waivers Allowing Some Tennessee Schools To Shift To Remote Learning Temporarily

Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn Has Granted Eight Of 14 Waiver Requests From Tennessee School Leaders Wanting To Switch Temporarily To Remote Learning Under A COVID Response Plan That Began This Week.

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Rutherford County Parents Furious Over Mishandling Of Covid In Schools

On August 10, 2021 The Rutherford County Board Of Education Reviewed And Approved A Procedure Intended To Prevent Students And Staff From Being Quarantined Who Were Covid Free Or Symptom Free. Despite This Clear Intent, The Director Of Schools For Rutherford County Schools (RCS) Unilaterally Changed This Procedure To remove Non-Symptomatic And Non-Covid Positive Students From Schools–With No Input, Consultation, Or Vote From The Board. The Legality Of RCS Moving Forward With These Procedures Is Questionable, But The Result Is Not.

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Parent Wins Victory For Rutherford County Middle School Students

Earlier This Week, A Rutherford County Parent Reported That A Sign Was Displayed In A Classroom Of Smyrna Middle School That Outlined Many Left-Leaning Agendas. The Concerned Parent Reached Out To The Respective Rutherford County School Board Member With The Information And Yesterday, August 24th, The Tennessee Conservative Reached Out To The Principal Of Smyrna Middle School For Comment.

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Lee Signs Executive Order Giving Parents Final Say On Masks, Declines Special Session

Following Anti-Mask Protests And A Special Session Requested By House Speaker Cameron Sexton To Address School’s COVID Response, Lee Has Yielded And Made It Mandatory For All School Districts In Tennessee To Give Parents The Option To Opt Their Children Out Of Mask Requirements Imposed By Schools Or Health Boards.

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Tennessee Public Schools Spent Nearly $10K Per Pupil In 2019-2020 School Year

New Data from The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office Of Research And Education Accountability Shows Tennessee Public Schools Spent An Average Of $9,753 Per Student During The 2019-20 School Year.

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Sexton Asks Lee For Special Session To Address School’s COVID Response

Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton Sent A Letter Wednesday To Gov. Bill Lee, Asking Him To Call A Special Session To Address COVID-19 Responses From The State’s School Districts And Local Governments.

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Clay Travis Calls Mask Mandates In Tennessee Schools ‘Absurd’

Clay Travis, Founder Of Outkick, Spoke Out To Call The Mask Mandates Being Implemented In Some TN Schools ‘Absurd.’ The Discussion Took Place During A School Board Meeting Which Ended In A Vote To Require Masks In Williamson County Elementary Schools.

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Has Governor Lee Politically Neutered The General Assembly?

In Civics Class, I Was Mistakenly Taught That The Legislative And Executive Branches Were Co-Equal. I Am Increasingly Convinced That Governor Lee Politically Neutered The Legislature’s Leadership Back In Early 2020. Nothing, And I Mean Nothing Else, Could Explain Why They Never Weighed In On These Mandates That Fundamentally Changed The Lives Of Tennessee In So Many Discriminatory, Historic, Illogical And Inconsistent Ways. Over The Past 18 Months, As Tennesseans Constitutional Rights And Liberties Were Stripped Away And Life Was Turned Upside Down, I Asked Myself A Simple Question Over And Over Again: “Why Do I Even Vote For A State Senator Or Representative If They Do Not Have A Say In Life-Altering, Unlegislated Mandates?”

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