TAKE ACTION for education reform that actually helps students
  • Petitioned House Education Committee

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House Education Committee
Tennessee-045
State Rep. Courtney Rogers
Tennessee-019
State Rep. Harry Brooks
Tennessee-070
State Rep. Barry Doss
Tennessee-024
State Rep. Kevin Brooks
Tennessee-056
State Rep. Beth Harwell
Tennessee-067
State Rep. Joe Pitts
Tennessee-016
State Rep. Bill Dunn
Tennessee-082
State Rep. Craig Fitzhugh
Tennessee-012
State Rep. Dale Carr
Tennessee-041
State Rep. John Windle
Tennessee-090
State Rep. John DeBerry
Tennessee-091
State Rep. Raumesh Akbari
Tennessee-099
State Rep. Ron Lollar
Tennessee-081
State Rep. Debra Moody
Tennessee-048
State Rep. Joe Carr
Tennessee-033
State Rep. John Ragan
Tennessee-023
State Rep. John Forgety
Tennessee-036
State Rep. Dennis Powers
Tennessee-042
State Rep. Ryan Williams

TAKE ACTION for education reform that actually helps students

    1. Petition by

      TENNESSEE EQUALITY PROJECT

It’s time to support legislation that will actually improve education in Tennessee schools.

The Safe Schools bill (HB2641) will empower students to thrive academically by promoting an environment free of harassment. As amended, HB2641 will strengthen bullying prevention training and incident reporting and place the emphasis of schools back on educating students in a safe environment.

Another bill, HB229 (the “Don’t Say Gay” bill), provides no meaningful education reform, stigmatizes some students, and creates negative publicity for Tennessee.

Urge House lawmakers to vote on legislation they can be proud of. Petition the House Education Committee to vote for HB2641 and against HB229.

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    • philip patterson FLUSHING, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      no child or person deserves to be bullied......its as simple as that.....do as christ would have wanted us to do.......love thy neighbor!

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    • Jennifer Schultz CHEEKTOWAGA, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      HB 2621 is improtant to keep the students safe. This is more important tghan the HB 2229 as it provides no reform,; as the anti-b ullying reform is.

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    • David Holden KNOXVILLE, TN
      • about 2 years ago

      Please do the most important business first: Keep our school children safe.

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      • about 2 years ago

      As someone who was born and raised in Tennessee I am ashamed and dismayed that HB229 would even be proposed. It screams to the world that Tennesseans are hateful, intolerant and bigoted.

      HB2621 is a bill that will improve education in Tennessee schools and facilitate the development of a safe environment for all students.

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    • Heidi Tribble MONTCLAIR, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      I shouldn't even have to explain why this is so important; every student deserves a safe environment in which they can focus on learning without fear of persecution or harassment from anyone (students OR teachers). As a gay teen that was bullied, I had a hard time focusing in class because the relentless harassment had me afraid to speak up (the school administration did nothing, and reporting got me in worse trouble with my bullies) and as a result, my grades suffered. Now I'm a college student and on the honor roll because of the difference in atmosphere and I'm telling you - don't let anyone suffer the way I did. Regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, financial status, etc., every student should be equally protected in schools. This isn't a "war on religion" , nor will it encourage more students to be gay; it' will only promote tolerance and acceptance, neither of which are as dangerous as those that made this bill would claim. Please, think of the children. It's 2012. This shouldn't be a problem anymore.

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