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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Nov 7, 2012

Two months before the legislative session begins, Tennessee lawmakers are preparing for a battle over education in the upcoming season, the Tennessean reports. Republican leaders support stripping local school boards of their authority to approve charter schools and granting private-school vouchers to families who couldn’t otherwise afford to pay tuition. Democrats oppose both ideas, but the GOP heavily dominates both the state House and Senate.