Would Prescriptions Slow Down Meth in Tennessee? Study Finds Tossup

Would Prescriptions Slow Down Meth in Tennessee? Study Finds Tossup
Currently, Tennessee has a tracking system for medicine including the ingredient pseudoephedrine, though researchers say the system has been ineffective at reducing meth production. Credit: theloushe via Flickr

Currently, Tennessee has a tracking system for medicine including the ingredient pseudoephedrine, though researchers say the system has been ineffective at reducing meth production. Credit: theloushe via Flickr
Currently, Tennessee has a tracking system for medicine including the ingredient pseudoephedrine, though researchers say the system has been ineffective at reducing meth production. Credit: theloushe via Flickr

Whether or not to mandate prescriptions for cold medicine used to make methamphetamine is a debate being revived in the Tennessee legislature, which reconvenes this week. The latest study suggests lawmakers may have to go with their gut. (more…)

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Common Core’s Loudest Opponents Come From Outside Of Tennessee

The Senate Education Committee will now compile a report for the General Assembly. Some members are pondering legislation, particularly regarding student privacy. Credit:  ShuttrKing|KT via Flickr
The Senate Education Committee will now compile a report for the General Assembly. Some members are pondering legislation, particularly regarding student privacy. Credit: ShuttrKing|KT via Flickr

For and against, for and against. Tennessee lawmakers swayed between supporters of Common Core and opponents in a day-long hearing Friday. Many of those testifying have been debating the education standards in other states. (more…)

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General Assembly To State Schools: You Can’t Make Student Groups Take ‘All Comers’

Earlier this spring, student groups at Vanderbilt University fought back against a requirement that they accept “all comers.” The rule upset some Tennessee lawmakers, too, and they can vote on Thursday for a bill to essentially express their disapproval. But one is asking for an opinion on whether the bill passes legal muster.ristian groups said if they couldn’t require potential leaders to be Christian, they’d leave the campus.

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