NASHVILLE, TENN. (Mar. 24, 2015) - Today, Tennessee's State House Education Administration & Planning Committee approved the Gardenhire/Dunn school voucher bill with 8 yea votes and 5 no votes. So far, the legislation has 26 co-sponsors and has received 32 out of 40 votes in committees this session. The Tennessee Federation for Children released the following statement in support:
"Parents and children are one step closer to finally having the opportunity to choose to get a high-quality education in Tennessee," said Tony Niknejad of the Tennessee Federation for Children. "Rather than being restrained by their zipcode or their income, this bill will allow parents to send their children to a school that best fits their needs. 60 percent of Tennesseans have said that they would consider using an opportunity scholarship if given the chance, and that chance is one step closer for children in struggling schools."