Sen. Jeff Yarbro

(D) District 21

Grades by Issue

High Expectations
100
A+
Innovation
0
F
Economic Opportunity
100
A+
High Expectations
100
A+
Innovation
100
A+

2019 Score

75%
C

Lifetime Score

83%
B

Senate Average

94%
A
Issue Bill # Description TSS Position Rep Voted
Economic Opportunity SB 63 HB 866 DeBerry/ SB 63 Robinson Expands Career and Technical Education (CTE) to grades six through twelve. Previously, CTE programs were made available for grades 9-12. Multiple studies have found that increased exposure to CTE results in higher graduation rates, college-going and higher wages when student transition into a career. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill.(Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee)
Economic Opportunity SB 63 HB 866 DeBerry/ SB 63 Robinson Expands Career and Technical Education (CTE) to grades six through twelve. Previously, CTE programs were made available for grades 9-12. Multiple studies have found that increased exposure to CTE results in higher graduation rates, college-going and higher wages when student transition into a career. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Senate Floor Vote)
Innovation SB 796 HB 940 Lamberth/ SB 796 Johnson Establishes the Tennessee Public Charter School Commission, a national best practice, creates a uniform appeal process for charter school applications while establishing more rigorous accountability and oversight for state-authorized charter schools. The state-wide commission as an independent statewide appeal panel, will remove politics from authorization decisions and support TSS goal of increasing the number of high-quality public school seats across the state. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee Vote)
Innovation SB 796 HB 940 Lamberth/ SB 796 Johnson Establishes the Tennessee Public Charter School Commission, a national best practice, creates a uniform appeal process for charter school applications while establishing more rigorous accountability and oversight for state-authorized charter schools. The state-wide commission as an independent statewide appeal panel, will remove politics from authorization decisions and support TSS goal of increasing the number of high-quality public school seats across the state. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Senate Floor Vote)
Economic Opportunity SB 805 HB 949 Lamberth/ SB 805 Johnson Increases the total number of dual enrollment courses a high school student may take free of charge and creates regional partnerships for students to gain critical on-the-job experience. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee Vote)
Economic Opportunity SB 805 HB 949 Lamberth/ SB 805 Johnson Increases the total number of dual enrollment courses a high school student may take free of charge and creates regional partnerships for students to gain critical on-the-job experience. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Senate Floor Vote)
High Expectations SB 1518 HB 1508 Lamberth/ SB 1518 Johnson This year's state budget, once again, highlights and supports education efforts in Tennessee. It establishes the Future Workforce Initiative with a $4 million investment for STEM training in K-12 schools, adds 100 new CTE programs, and expands access to AP courses and early postsecondary options for high schoolers. The budget also invests $34 million in new dollars to fully fund higher education institutions, an additional $71 million in teacher salary increases, $5 million to improving student and teacher supports at the state's priority schools, and $12 million for charter school facility funding. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee Vote)
High Expectations SB 1518 HB 1508 Lamberth/ SB 1518 Johnson This year's state budget, once again, highlights and supports education efforts in Tennessee. It establishes the Future Workforce Initiative with a $4 million investment for STEM training in K-12 schools, adds 100 new CTE programs, and expands access to AP courses and early postsecondary options for high schoolers. The budget also invests $34 million in new dollars to fully fund higher education institutions, an additional $71 million in teacher salary increases, $5 million to improving student and teacher supports at the state's priority schools, and $12 million for charter school facility funding. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Senate Floor Vote)
Issue Bill # Description TSS Position
Issue Bill # Description TSS Position

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