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April 11, 2014 via Heartland

Tennessee Considers Parent Trigger Legislation

For several years, Tennessee parents and bipartisan legislators have worked to pass a Parent Trigger law to let families require reforms within low-performing schools by signing a petition. Full article

March 28, 2014 via The Tennessean

School vouchers put kids’ needs first

For many years I opposed school vouchers, also known as opportunity scholarships. Now I strongly support legislative efforts in Tennessee to give parents this powerful tool to improve their child’s education. Full article

March 14, 2014 via Tri-State Defender

Memphis parent backs HB190 and the value of school choice

There are few things more important to me than the quality of my children's schools. After all, I know that a great education is crucial to their success as adults. Full article

January 29, 2014 via WMCTV

Fight continues over private school vouchers for low-income children

(WMC-TV) - School vouchers, under The Tennessee Choice and Opportunity Scholarship Act, becoming law would impact many students in the Mid-South. Full article

January 29, 2014 via The Tennessean

President’s visit is nod to TN education

Today, President Barack Obama makes his first visit to Nashville since 2008, when he was presidential nominee Obama debating Republican contender John McCain on the campus of Belmont University. Full article

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February 3, 2014 posted by Mario King

Vouchers empower parents with choice

As a father and longtime education advocate, I know that children are our most important resource. And, because it takes a village to raise a child, our community must be responsible for nurturing and providing support for the generation that follows. Part of this task means ensuring that our kids get access to a quality education. Read more

January 27, 2014 posted by Paige Donaldson

The Importance of School Choice in Tennessee

This blog reflects our participation in National School Choice Week, which provides an unprecedented opportunity every January to shine a positive spotlight on the need for quality educational options for all children. Read more

January 14, 2014 posted by Brent Easley

Tennessee: Setting an Example in 2014

Last year, Tennessee made great strides to improve public education. State leaders worked tirelessly on behalf of our students by passing meaningful reforms like mutual consent and modifying outdated pension plans. Read more

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