Bill Lee’s Voucher Train Now in Chattanooga

Vouchers will be available for Hamilton County students in the 2023–24 school year

Andy Spears

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Photo by Casey Horner on Unsplash

Gov. Bill Lee this week signed a law expanding his school voucher scheme to Chattanooga.

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Students in these districts (Memphis, Nashville, and Chattanooga) may receive a voucher in an amount equivalent to the state-generated funding provided to their home district for the student. Under the state’s new school funding formula (TISA), each student generates a specific dollar amount based on a range of factors. The vouchers should range from about $8,000 to around $15,000 depending on where a student lives, family income, and a series of other factors included in the TISA calculation.

Research has consistently shown that vouchers do not improve student outcomes:

In addition to vouchers, Lee is attempting to privatize the state’s public schools through a network of charter schools affiliated with extremist Hillsdale College.

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Originally published at http://tnedreport.com on May 5, 2023.

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Andy Spears

Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN —Public Policy Ph.D. — writes on education policy, consumer affairs, and more . . .