Gov. Bill Lee’s proposed school voucher program, expected the cost up to $75 million in its first year, has left some Tennesseans wondering if the results would be worth the cost — and whether low-income families would be left to compete for private school seats with those who have significantly more money.
“When I looked at the price tag on it, I had to sit back and scratch my head,” said Beverly Davis, a parent leader for a school improvement program in Memphis. “I’m looking at these rundown buildings our children are in.”
Reactions to the proposed education savings accounts — a form of vouchers — from those representing districts expected to be most affected by the program suggest a wave of new opposition. That’s