Gov. Lee Proposes School Voucher Program

Gov. Bill Lee's plan to create an education savings account program for Tennessee students may shape up to be one of the more controversial proposals addressed in his first State of the State address, The Tennessean reports. The program would use public funds to create a spending account, where the money can then be used for private school or homeschooling. Detractors argue that this takes money away from schools that need it the most and that the funds are better used for other services like tutoring or private lessons. Lee said he hopes to provide 5,000 students in low-performing districts access to state funds, with each student receiving about $7,300. 

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