Forty teacher education students drawn from the Introduction to Education and Special Education Foundations classes, along with their teachers, Dr. Alesha Northcutt and Ashley Estes, visited the Tennessee capitol for “Legislative Day on the Hill.” The day was designed to help students understand how to be advocates for education.
They met with leaders from Tennesseans for Student Success and Representative Iris Rudder. Students also observed an educational subcommittee meeting where various House bills were discussed and then met with House representatives
Mark White, Kirk Haston and Jim Coley. Finally, students learned about Tennessee’s new strategic plan for education, “Best for All.”
“This entire experience was so beneficial for both me and my students,” Estes said. “We learned before, during and after this trip. We learned about the legislative process and have continued to monitor the status of House bills that were discussed on the day of our visit.”