to a common goal of promoting the values and issues that will enable our
children to have access to better performing schools and teachers, and
creating education environments where they can achieve their full potential.
To develop and provide innovative and practical solutions for educators.
To provide a reliable, competent and aggressive legal support structure to empower educators.
To promote the values of leadership, collaboration and innovation in education
our current project
The Tennessee Star
The Tennessee Star Constitution Project is a process to do more than simply teach the basic tenets of the United State Constitution.
We will empower our students with the understanding of the Constitution in its entirety and the fundamental ideas that are its underpinning.
Students will learn how our founding documents came to be, and how its application effects their every day lives from the judicial system to the very classroom they're sitting in, right now.
Our comprehensive course study of the Constitution provides vital knowledge that is the cornerstone of the unique nature of America's culture of freedom.
Tennessee Star Constitution Project participation is open to educators of secondary and middle school students, and is fully compliant with the most current Tennessee law (TCA 49-6-1028).
Participate in this important project in three ways
Get your pilot project edition of The Tennessee Star Guide to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights for Secondary School Students.
Introduce The Tennessee Star Guide to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights for Secondary School Students to your class this fall.
Secondary school students are eligible to participate in the Tennessee Star Constitution Bee, September 23rd.
Meet the team
MICHAEL G. SHEPPARD
Michael Patrick Leahy
If you are an adult who wishes to teach the Guide to the US Constitution and Bill of Rights to secondary school students, you may enroll to become a Constitution Mentor. As a Constitution Mentor, you will be trained: On the Tennessee Star Guide to The Constitution and the Bill of Rights for Secondary School Read more about Be A Constitution Mentor[…]
All secondary school students are invited to compete in this exciting event, taking place April 28, 2017, in Franklin, Tennessee, from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Contestants will be rigorously tested in a fast-moving series of familiar, gameshow-style challenges that will demonstrate their knowledge and fluency of the events, people, and philosophical underpinnings of the United Read more about Compete in the Tennessee Star Constitution Bee April 28, 2018[…]
The Polk Foundation Launches The Tennessee Star Constitution Project Featuring September 23 Constitution Bee for Students
FRANKLIN, Tennessee – The Polk Foundation today announced the launch of their initiative to teach secondary school students the cornerstones of American liberty: the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and all the amendments. Dubbed The Tennessee Star Constitution Project, the effort includes: The publication and free distribution of an original book, The Tennessee Star Read more about The Polk Foundation Launches The Tennessee Star Constitution Project Featuring September 23 Constitution Bee for Students[…]
An Exclusive Sneak Peek Inside The Tennessee Star Guide to the Constitution and The Bill of Rights for Secondary School Students
The Polk Foundation is pleased to offer this exclusive sneak peek inside the pages of pilot project edition of The Tennessee Star Guide to the Constitution and The Bill of Rights for Secondary School Students. Read more about An Exclusive Sneak Peek Inside The Tennessee Star Guide to the Constitution and The Bill of Rights for Secondary School Students
Participation in Polk Foundation’s The Tennessee Star US Constitution Project can happen in three ways
When people hear about what we are doing with The Tennessee Star Constitution Project, the number one question we get is, “How can I help?”
If you are committed to principled, fact-based education of secondary students of the United States’ founding documents, we want to work with you!