Legislation creating a school voucher program in Tennessee has been placed on the floor calendar of the House of Representatives for Monday, February 8th.
As the debate over whether to approve this proposal continues, bloggers Charles Corra and TC Weber weigh-in.
Corra offers two posts (so far), one dealing with the key players and the other beginning a conversation around possible constitutional issues.
Weber offers strong opposition to vouchers and notes:
Instead of adopting any of these ideas that are already proven to help children, we are choosing to adopt, at great expense, a plan that has been shown to hurt children. What a voucher program essentially does is ration high quality public education. Some children, namely those whose parents can navigate the system, will get a life boat to a potentially better situation. But what about those left behind? A vouchers plan does not offer a solution for those children. In fact, as blogger Steven Singer points out, it makes things worse.
More on School Vouchers:
What TN Can Learn from Louisiana on Vouchers
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