# Bill lee
Southern Christian Coalition Stands with Local School Boards
TN faith group opposes overreach by Michigan-based Hillsdale College. As a trio of charter schools affiliated with Michigan-based Hillsdale College asks the state Charter Schools Commission to approve their applications, the Southern Christian Coalition announced it is standing with the three local school boards that rejected the schools.
Southern Christian Coalition Calls on Lee to Cut Ties with Hillsdale College
Pastors speak out on remarks about teachers, promotion of Christian nationalism. Following reports that Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College and an education advisor to Gov. Bill Lee, made disparaging remarks about teachers while Lee sat in silence, a group of Tennessee pastors affiliated with the Southern Christian Coalition has called on Lee to sever all ties with Hillsdale and Arnn.
Williamson Democrats Challenge Gov. Lee to Stand with Teachers
Local party calls on Lee to repudiate remarks by top education advisor. The Democratic Party in Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's home county is calling on the governor to repudiate remarks made by a top education advisor. The Williamson County Democratic Party is also noting its stance in support of teachers in Williamson County and across Tennessee.
Tennessee Faith Leaders Call for Action on Gun Violence
Coalition delivers letter to Gov. Lee following tragedy in Uvalde, Texas. A group of Tennessee pastors affiliated with the Southern Christian Coalition delivered a letter to the Office of Gov. Bill Lee this week calling on Lee to take immediate action to address gun violence in the wake of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
Tennessee Pastors Call for Integrity from Gov. Lee in Wake of FBI Investigation
Southern Christian Coalition highlights hypocrisy, calls for focus on truth. In the wake of subpoenas being served to the Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives and nearly a dozen other lawmakers in connection to an FBI corruption investigation, a group of Tennessee pastors affiliated with the Southern Christian Coalition called on Gov. Bill Lee to act with integrity.
Think Tank Says Gov. Lee's Budget Reaches "Unprecedented" Spending Levels
Sycamore Institute analysis shows state spending at an all-time high. A nonpartisan, nonprofit research group known as the Sycamore Institute released an analysis of Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's proposed 2022-23 state budget and says it raises spending to "unprecedented" levels.
Pastors Speak Out on Gov. Lee's School Board Appointee
Group says Mollenhour engaged in "reckless" and "dangerous" business practices. Members of the Southern Christian Coalition spoke out in opposition to Gov. Bill Lee's appointment of Jordan Mollenhour to the Tennessee State Board of Education.
Pastors Condemn Tennessee Gov's Focus on "1776 Curriculum"
Southern Christian Coalition speaks out against alternative history plan. In response to news reports that a curriculum supported by Gov. Bill Lee for use in charter schools in Tennessee involves a re-telling of the Civil Rights Era that downplays the racial injustice of the time, a group of Tennessee pastors affiliated with the Southern Christian Coalition spoke out about the move.
Tennessee Gov. Announces 37% Raise for Corrections Officers
Last week, Gov. Bill announced a 37% salary increase for new correctional officers hired by the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC). The move makes the starting salary for a Tennessee correctional officer $44,500.