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Governor Bill Haslam's voucher proposal would be restricted to low-income students in low-performing schools, which are mostly in Memphis and Nashville. Haslam has not made vouchers a priority, instead moving forward reluctantly. Several conservative groups - including the Beacon Center - have made vouchers a core issue. Credit: Elizabeth Albert via Flickr

Is Governor Haslam’s Voucher Proposal Being Pulled For Good?

March 18, 2014 at 5:28 pm

The fate of school vouchers in Tennessee was thrown into doubt Tuesday as the governor’s proposal was effectively withdrawn from consideration in the state House. The sponsoring lawmaker says it’s just a scheduling issue.

Sponsor of School Voucher Bill Eyes Expansion

Sponsor of School Voucher Bill Eyes Expansion

February 27, 2013 at 10:30 pm

The state senator shepherding Governor Bill Haslam’s school voucher bill through the legislature says it doesn’t go nearly far enough. He says he will offer an amendment making many more students eligible to have their private school tuition paid with public money.

Researchers Eye Potential Voucher Hot Spots

February 11, 2013 at 6:41 am

Education researchers are scrambling to get a sense of just who would be eligible for the governor’s proposal on school vouchers. A Vanderbilt expert says most of the impact would be felt in Memphis.

State of the State: Education

State of the State: Education

January 28, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Governor Bill Haslam devoted roughly a third of this year’s State of the State to education, and he wasn’t just talking about children. But the speech did not flesh out any details of how a school voucher program would work in Tennessee.