If Tennessee Gets A School Voucher Program, What Would It Look Like?

Hundreds of parents, draped in yellow scarves, attended rally in support of vouchers at the State Capitol in January. Many came from Memphis, home to the majority of the state's lowest performing schools. Image: Bradley George/WPLN

Hundreds of parents, draped in yellow scarves, attended rally in support of vouchers at the State Capitol in January. Many came from Memphis, home to the majority of the state’s lowest performing schools. Image: Blake Farmer/WPLN

WPLN’s Bradley George discusses the state legislature each week with Andrea Zelinski, who covers state government for the Nashville Post and Nashville Scene. LISTEN:

This week: Governor Bill Haslam wants to open the door to school vouchers in Tennessee. He’s looking to crack it just a little bit, targeting money to low-income families in the lowest performing schools to help them pay private school tuition. But some Republicans in the legislature want to go further.
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