Will Tennessee vouchers help black families go where they were once shunned?

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: March 23, 2019 10:41 AM CT | Published: March 19, 2019 5:28 PM CT
<strong><span>Mary McDonald&rsquo;s Catholic school network was&nbsp;one of the few private schools in Memphis&nbsp;that expressed interest in participating in Tennessee&rsquo;s voucher program if it passed.</span>&nbsp;</strong><span class="s1">(</span>Daily Memphian file)

Mary McDonald’s Catholic school network was one of the few private schools in Memphis that expressed interest in participating in Tennessee’s voucher program if it passed. (Daily Memphian file)

Special to the Daily Memphian

Laura Faith Kebede

Laura Faith Kebede covers Memphis schools for Chalkbeat Tennessee. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and most recently covered county government, schools and religion at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia.

Black Memphians make up a large portion of the people who will qualify for the governor’s proposal, but they are hesitant to trust predominately white private schools.

Meaningful news delivered to you each week

Coverage of the key happenings in our city including city hall, education, and more.

Manage Your Email Subscriptions

Topics

Education Savings Accounts Gov. Bill Lee Vouchers

Comments

Reading comments and joining the conversation are some of the many benefits of subscribing. Join the conversation by clicking the View Comments button below. Not a subscriber? Click here. 

Our commenting policy can be viewed here

Meaningful news delivered to you each week

Coverage of the key happenings in our city including city hall, education, and more.

Manage Your Email Subscriptions