Backers Of Tenn. School-Choice Bill Say Keeping Kids In Failing Schools ‘Morally Reprehensible’

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee
  • Tennessee (AFP-TN) State Director Tori Venable sat down with the Editor-in-Chief and CEO of The Tennessee Star Michael Patrick Leahy in the latest episode of The Tennessee Star Extra to discuss Governor Bill Lee’s new legislative push for universal school choice.
  • Lee unveiled his Education Freedom Scholarship Act on Tuesday alongside Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders – whose state has adopted universal school choice – as well as state lawmakers and families in Tennessee that have already benefited from the program.
  • The bill, if passed the upcoming legislative session in January, would offer education savings accounts (ESAs) for students in all 95 counties in the Volunteer State.