We don’t want to jinx things, but things are looking good for an expansion of education freedom in Tennessee.
An Education Savings Account expansion bill – where the dollars follow the students for public or private school options – has passed the House and Senate in Nashville. Governor Bill Lee is strongly supportive.
The good news: eligible families will receive ESA funding worth $7,500 to start and up to $8,700 in future years. This is less than half what the public schools spend per child.
We are disappointed that the ESAs are capped at 15,000 families and to a few counties and only to the lowest income families.
That’s a good start. But why not give EVERY child a choice?