Representative John Ragan
Representative John Ragan has consistently voted to do right by kids when it comes to education. Rep. Ragan supported an overhaul to Tennessee’s outdated tenure system, and in doing so helped guarantee that school system leadership has the ability to ensure that great teachers are in every classroom. And Rep. Ragan cast an important vote to end arbitrary limits on the number of charter schools in Tennessee.
Not only has Rep. Ragan voted for important common sense education reforms, he has also been a leading advocate for change. Rep. Ragan is outspoken in his support for expanding Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in our schools. He sponsored or co-sponsored measures to make it easier for experienced professionals in science and math to enter the classroom, to institute meaningful tenure reform, and to create transparency and greater accountability in charter schools. Rep. Ragan is an experienced military veteran who served in the Air Force for twenty-four years. He’s also served as a substitute school teacher and youth-sports coach. He’s running for re-election and could use the support of pro-reform voters!