Judges deny request to pause ‘rushed’ implementation of school voucher law

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 05, 2022 7:30 PM CT | Published: August 05, 2022 7:30 PM CT
<strong>Jim Newsom (bottom right), of the Tennessee Attorney General&rsquo;s office, argues in favor of the 2019 Education Savings Account Act at a virtual hearing Friday, Aug. 5.</strong> (Screenshot from TNCourts&rsquo; YouTube page)

Jim Newsom (bottom right), of the Tennessee Attorney General’s office, argues in favor of the 2019 Education Savings Account Act at a virtual hearing Friday, Aug. 5. (Screenshot from TNCourts’ YouTube page)

Since an injunction was lifted last month, the state has been working to make taxpayer-funded private school vouchers available by the time class starts — which in Shelby County is Monday, Aug. 8.

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School vouchers Education Savings Account Act Brian Kelsey Memphis-Shelby County Schools Metro Nashville Public Schools
Ian Round

Ian Round

Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter. He came to Tennessee from Maryland where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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