Tennessee House Passes ESA Program
With the historic passage of the state’s first Education Savings Account Program by the Tennessee House of Representatives, the American Federation for Children released the following statement:
“Today’s vote marks a historic day for Tennessee’s students and parents. Members of the Tennessee House took a courageous stand for the right of parents to choose the educational setting that works best for their children. We commend Governor Bill Lee, Speaker Glen Casada, Majority Leader William Lamberth, Speaker Pro Tem Bill Dunn, Chairman Mark White, and many others for their leadership and efforts on behalf of Tennessee’s students and their families.” – Shaka Mitchell, Executive Director at the Tennessee Federation for Children
The Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee also approved the Governor’s Education Savings Account proposal today, clearing the way for a vote by the full Senate.