Education Savings Account Gains Support

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s charter school bill passed in both the Tennessee General Assembly House and Senate education committees just one day after Gov. Lee’s education savings account proposal advanced from the House curriculum subcommittee. 
 
According to the governor, “With the legislature’s hard work, school choice has momentum and we are working together to put students first and strengthen our public education system. Low-income students deserve the same opportunities and we have a bold plan that levels the playing field while also focusing improvement on the lowest-performing school districts.”
 
Parents, legislators, educators and advocates from across the state praised Gov. Lee’s efforts to focus on students and expand educational opportunity.
 
Opponents fear support for charter schools will weaken public schools and reallocate  needed resources.