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Tennessee: Voucher Plan Passes, a Win for DeVos and Trump; by Diane Ravitch

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'Now, students in districts in Tennessee’s two largest cities  will have the opportunity to attend schools where teachers are uncertified and where the Bible is the science textbook. As Trump said during the 2016 campaign, he loves the uneducated. In Tennessee, he will have more of them. ennessee’s Republican-dominated legislature passed a voucher bill costing $40 million more than was originally announced. The program would start in 2021 with up to 5,000 students from Shelby County Schools, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, and the state-run Achievement School District. It would cap eventually with 15,000 students and could cost taxpayers $165 million by 2024, according to a new fiscal analysis released on Wednesday. The initial price tag was $125 million over three years.'

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The Network for Public Education (NPE) site is a place for you to go to seek truth about schools in the 15,880 SEPARATE SCHOOL SYSTEMS in 50 STATES!, in this day of fake news, where the media is ownedby the very people who need to see the INSTITUTION of public education disappear so they can create a 'market' to sell education products as a business!

That is why The Network for Public Education has prepared a NPE toolkit, School Privatization Explained . You can download the toolkit here . It is especially important that your "school" representative grasp howeducation tax credits are no more than vouchers in disguise. They are likely to be promoted in this budget.

For an excellent primer on the topic of disguised vouchers, read NEPC's Kevin Welner's piece here.

Submitted on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11:00:55 PM

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