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Thursday, April 11, 2019

School vouchers
The majority of voters, and most school boards in Tennessee are opposed to Governor Bill Lee's voucher bill which would shift state tax dollars to fund private schools. Now schoolteachers also are rallying against the proposal. Under Lee's plan, parents of students in certain low-performing schools could receive up to $7,300 in state funds, but they would need to have incomes below the federal poverty level. Under the proposal, students could attend any private school, including those with Christion, Islam or other religious indoctrination, and taxpayers would foot the bill. There is concern that the plan opens the door to future funding of any student who chooses to attend a private school, and the tuition would come from tax dollars. Opponents argue that the money instead should be earmarked for improving failing schools so that all students at the school could benefit.


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