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The Fine Print
May 8, 2019
Five important things to know about Tennessee’s final voucher legislation
The final legislation will create a major new education program that will mean big changes for students, parents, and public and private schools.
April 3, 2019
Lawmakers lower income limit for Tennessee vouchers eligibility
The bill now limits eligible households to those with an annual income that isn’t more than double the threshold for free lunch under federal guidelines.
April 2, 2019
Black Memphis voucher advocates notably absent on Gov. Bill Lee’s school choice proposal
Last week, when the bill came before and subsequently cleared a key House committee, no black leaders from Memphis spoke in favor of the measure.
April 2, 2019
Here’s who Betsy DeVos and Gov. Bill Lee heard from in their closed-door meeting in Tennessee
The 30 or so people at the table were unlikely to challenge the points of view of their powerful hosts.
Updated March 27, 2019
Controversial education voucher proposal clears second hurdle in Tennessee legislature
Gov. Bill Lee notched a significant win Wednesday as a key legislative committee advanced his controversial education voucher proposal.
March 6, 2019
Education voucher plan by Tennessee’s governor generates more questions than answers
Gov. Bill Lee’s proposal to bring education vouchers to Tennessee is an ambitious plan — but short on details thus far.
state of the state
Updated March 4, 2019
Tennessee’s new governor unveils a ‘choice-friendly’ proposed budget including vouchers, charter school support
Gov. Bill Lee outlines his priorities and policies as he unveils his first proposed budget and delivers his first State of the State address.
February 3, 2017
Tennessee Democrats want opponents of DeVos nomination to call Alexander, Corker this weekend
As Monday's Senate confirmation vote approaches, the battle heats up over the embattled nominee for U.S. education secretary.
behind the scenes
November 30, 2016
Trump’s nominee for ed chief already has influenced Tennessee’s voucher debate
This election cycle alone, advocacy groups founded and led by Betsy DeVos helped to oust at least one outspoken voucher opponent in Tennessee’s House of Representatives.
August 1, 2016
Here are three state House races in Memphis where education groups are spending money
At least six candidates running in contested races for the Tennessee House of Representatives are attracting money from groups and individuals with education policy goals.
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