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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—


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Corey Strong, Chairman of Shelby County Democratic Party, visits with the Funky Politics Crew to discuss what is happening behind the scenes with the SCDP and Democratic Party.

A look at next year's local and state elections with Lee Mills, Chairman for the Republican Party of Shelby County, and Corey Strong, Chairman for the Shelby County Democratic Party with Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News, and Host Eric Barnes.