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GOV. LEE GREETED BY SCHOOL VOUCHER PROTESTERS

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee was greeted by several protesting his school voucher plan at a Saturday night social in Knoxville. Lee was confronted during his visit to the Rothchild Conference Center. The voucher plan would give an ‘education savings account’ to those of low-to-moderate income who live in areas with low-performing public schools. Depending on income, those families could use up to $7300 in state money that would go toward tuition to a private school. Enrollment would be limited to 5000 students in the first year and would cost $125 million over five years. Many protestors were teachers who have said that taking more public money away from school funding would be wrong.

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1 Response

  1. Chuck Yanus

    What a surprise; the protesters were teachers. Are there any changes to public school funding (translation – their salaries and benefits) that they wouldn’t protest?

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