Education advocacy group pushes for voucher program

A leading advocacy group for the creation of a school voucher program in Tennessee says it will renew efforts to pass a proposal in the next legislative session.
The proposed "opportunity scholarship" would let parents move a child from a failing public school in Tennessee to a private school with funding from the state.
However, the measure has struggled to pass because of attempts to expand eligibility instead of a more limited approach, which Gov. Bill Haslam favors.
Ted Boyatt is the spokesman for StudentsFirst Tennessee, which is part of a national advocacy group for school choice. He says a voucher program in Tennessee would give students access to a "quality education and empower families."
Opponents of vouchers say money to support them should be used to improve public schools.

Related Articles

Local business works to bounce back after Thanksgiving Day fire The fire was contained to the service department at Crossroads Lawn and Garden. Nearly everything is now covered in soot. Investigators ruled the caus...
Shoppers brave the crowds for Black Friday Getting those in-store Black Friday deals can be overwhelming, but many of you were more than willing.
House to vote next week on required anti-harassment training The House will vote next week on requiring anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training for all members and their staffs.
I Am Local 6: Larry Green builds an early Christmas tradition The day after Thanksgiving means it's officially appropriate to put up Christmas lights and decorations, right? For one Mayfield man, it's never too e...