Tennessee Senator Bob Corker today said he wants to talk to international inspectors before deciding whether to ratify the Iranian nuclear deal. Corker, who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee, indicated there’s a bipartisan hunger for information about the agreement’s limitations.
For instance, Corker says they need to know why inspectors won’t have the kind of total access to Iranian facilities as they had in Iraq during the 1990s.
But at a hearing Thursday, one expert hinted that level of inspection may not be a realistic goal.
With an influx of Tennessee Promise students heading to community college in a few weeks, one program is trying to prepare some of them for coursework before the first day of college. The three-week Summer Bridge program is part of an effort to decrease the number of community college students — usually a high percentage — who have to take remedial classes in reading or math during the school year.
Tennessee Senator Bob Corker largely focused on one “what if” question today at a hearing into the Iran nuclear deal. In his words: “What would happen if we decided not to lift our Congressionally mandated sanctions?”
The agreement, as negotiated, calls for stringent limits on Iran’s nuclear activity. In exchange, world powers would lift economic sanctions against Iran. Nicholas Burns is a former diplomat who helped hammer out those sanctions during the Bush Administration. He thinks the deal is a relatively good one.
African American leaders held a pep rally for Angela Huff last night in the hopes of swaying the Nashville school board to reconsider her for the superintendent job. Ministers and politicians lightly suggested her race is playing against her.
“I don’t say that you’re racist, but listen, there’s smoke coming up out the basement and nobody is calling the fire department.”
Pastor Enoch Fuzz called the gathering. Speakers included school board member Tyese Hunter, who has publicly supported Huff.
The largest school district in Middle Tennessee is patting itself on the back for modest improvements over last year. School-level test scores show Metro is making gains faster than the state as a whole.