Bill Lee Proposes Voucher Program
Bill Lee has signaled that he will be open to a school choice program that adds a voucher program. The SCDP is opposed to any voucher program as it benefits only the more affluent families who already have educational choices.
In a move that surprised no one, Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Lee has announced that he plans on promoting a school voucher system, in the guise of "school choice," when he takes office next year. The Shelby County Democratic Party (SCDP) is vigorously opposed to such a plan. Not only do vouchers rob funds from the public school system, they benefit mostly affluent families who already have choices for their children's' education or for-profit charter schools who prey on poorer neighborhoods. —Read More—