Vouchers will be available for Hamilton County students in the 2023-24 school year
Gov. Bill Lee today signed a law expanding his school voucher scheme to Chattanooga.
Students in these districts (Memphis, Nashville, and Chattanooga) may receive a voucher in an amount equivalent to the state-generated funding provided to their home district for the student. Under the state’s new school funding formula (TISA), each student generates a specific dollar amount based on a range of factors. The vouchers should range from about $8,000 to around $15,000 depending on where a student lives, family income, and a series of other factors included in the TISA calculation.
Research has consistently shown that vouchers do not improve student outcomes:
In addition to vouchers, Lee is attempting to privatize the state’s public schools through a network of charter schools affiliated with extremist Hillsdale College.
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