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Education advocacy group pushes for voucher program

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -

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.

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