Vouchers

Supporters say school choice bill would give parents more power, while critics say it would take funds from public schools.
Legislation would make all students eligible for Education Scholarship Accounts, regardless of family income.
Third grade retention policy, private school vouchers, and a teacher shortage are among the priorities
The proposal doesn’t have a clear political path after Democrats won full control of the state legislature in November
Democrats say it’s bad policy to expand a ‘pilot’ program that just launched
Both candidates have received big donations from those who influence New York’s education world — helping to paint a clearer picture of who is hoping to have sway over school policy.
Education has featured prominently in Arizona, Michigan, and Wisconsin, three battleground states with tight races for governor.
There are still many open questions about how both would approach policy for schools.
The 2022-23 school year officially begins Tuesday across the state
Supporters say the program would empower parents, but critics say the scholarships could undermine traditional public schools
Local governments in Nashville and Memphis failed to show that an injunction was warranted, the judges ruled
Speedy voucher rollout draws hopeful families, more legal challenges
Lee meets with private school leaders, while his education chief acknowledges the timeline is ‘challenging’
Gov. Bill Lee said the state will work “starting today” toward enrolling students.
But the decision won’t turn on a money spigot for religious private schools.
The court order marks another win for Gov. Bill Lee, but more legal challenges loom
With more legal challenges pending, ‘there can’t be any steps going forward,’ Gov. Lee concedes
Cheers, frustrations, and promises to fight follow after Tennessee’s highest court overrules lower courts, clearing an obstacle to the state’s private school voucher law.
The ruling effectively endorses Gov. Bill Lee’s education savings account program, the signature legislation of his first year in office.
The state’s voucher program for students with disabilities could double in size.
A House panel voted 5-4 to defeat a bill that critics said aimed to correct a voucher law overturned by judges.
Critics say it would siphon money from public schools and violate the state constitution.
The proposal would target districts that don’t offer 180 days of annual in-person instruction beginning Sept. 1, 2022
Education is expected to be front and center again — with K-12 funding reform at the top of the list
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