Earlier this week, United Way of Wilson County held the first week of allocations meetings to review partner programs and to decide how much, if any funding beyond that designated by donors, these partners should receive.
Thumbs up to Two Rivers Ford in Mt. Juliet, which created unique ways to honor wounded veterans by sponsoring and racing a racecar and designating a spot at the dealership specifically for those wounded in combat.
Several emotions filled my heart and mind as I’ve monitored the situation in Baltimore during the last two weeks – confusion, anger, hurt, disbelief and whatever that emotion is called when you feel nothing will ever change.
Recently, the Senate Education Committee, which I chair, voted unanimously to send to the full Senate a bipartisan legislative agreement to fix No Child Left Behind and end the federal mandate on Common Core.