State Representative Dawn White is receiving political support from the Washington, D.C.-based Tennessee Federation for Children in part because of her support for legislation that would have silenced some of the most vocal critics of school voucher programs.
The Tennessee Federation for children supports voucher programs and has been involved in primary campaigns this year in support of candidates who share that view.
The Murfreesboro Post reports that TFC sent a mailer in support of White and also donate $1500 to her re-election campaign.
The legislation TFC supported would have allowed County Commissions to veto school board budget funds used to hire lobbyists. School Board lobbying organizations, such as the Tennessee School Boards Association, have been some of the most vocal and successful opponents of voucher programs.
Further, the legislation White supported would have given County Commissions unprecedented control over School Board budgets.
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