No public money for private schools. No school vouchers in Tennessee. (HB0190/SB0196)
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No public money for private schools. No school vouchers in Tennessee. (HB0190/SB0196)

    1. Petition by

      Standing Together 4 Strong Community Schools

Research shows that children who use vouchers to attend private schools do not demonstrate significant improvements in student achievement. Private schools that take vouchers are not required to provide special services for children with disabilities or language needs, provide transportation to their schools, or utilize licensed teachers. And, because most private schools in Tennessee are religious, vouchers use tax money to fund particular religious instruction to which many taxpayers may have objections.

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    • erico fogr TYVILLE, CANADA
      • 8 months ago

      cause it is

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    • jamie hankins KNOXVILLE, TN
      • over 1 year ago

      ppl who are financially able to send their children to private schools donot need the help that the ppl do who have children in public school..

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    • Kimberley Funk BURLISON, TN
      • over 1 year ago

      Our public schools are already ranked 48th in the nation!!! Pulling government funding for private schools would be devasting to our already suffering educational programs!!

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    • Sharon Walker GALLATIN, TN
      • over 1 year ago

      Public money should not be spent on private schools. As a public school teacher in Tennessee, I know that public schools here already suffer from inadequate funding, and we cannot improve Tennesee's schools by shifting funding to private entities that are not proven to be any better and are often worse. The private schools who receive the voucher money will not be required to be accountable to the public. Taxpayers should always have an elected Board to hold accountable for how their money is spent. Because the vouchers will not be enough money to actually pay the tutition to most private schools, the poor children for whom the legislature say this is intended to help, will not be able to use the voucher and pay the balance. This means the voucher money will more than likely be going to help those who already can afford to attend private school. SO WRONG!!!

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    • Barry Walker GALLATIN, TN
      • over 1 year ago

      Students attending private schools do not always get a better education than those attending public schools. Robbing public schools of much needed funds only makes the task of educating them much tougher!

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