school vouchers

Press release from the Tennessee Democratic Party; October 4, 2012:   NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Rep. Jim Gotto’s support for private school vouchers could break the backbone of the middle class: Tennessee’s public schools. “Jim Gotto’s support of private school vouchers amounts to a tax break for wealthy Tennesseans and it’s paid for by diverting […]

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The Wall Street Journal in an editorial today lambastes Tennessee chambers of commerce and unions for helping squash a bill that would have opened up access to school vouchers for poor students in the large urban school districts. Senate Bill 485 by Sen. Brian Kelsey, R-Germantown, won approval last month in the Senate but was […]

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The “Equal Opportunity Scholarship Act,” which already passed the Senate, is in now limbo until next year. Sponsors say they want to spend the interim educating skeptics on how the system would work and benefit low-income and at-risk Tennessee students.

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