Voucher-like proposal could take $71 million of public school funding from all Tennessee districts | Chalkbeat

A $71 million-a-year proposal to allow public dollars to go toward private education services could reshape schools across the state, offering low-income and affluent parents alike unprecedented school choice.

Rep. Roger Kane introduced a bill on Tuesday that would allow any parent to use up to $7,000 of public school funding toward private schools, tutoring or other educational services.

Called an Empowerment Scholarship Account, the proposal would be similar to a program that went into effect this year for special education students, but far more sweeping.

All of Tennessee’s 1 million public school students would be eligible to participate, though the program would be capped at 9,600.

READ MORE HERE: Voucher-like proposal could take $71 million of public school funding from all Tennessee districts | Chalkbeat

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