Voucher program would double in size, add homeschoolers under latest proposal

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: April 10, 2019 9:10 AM CT | Published: April 10, 2019 9:09 AM CT
<strong>Teachers and parents rally against voucher legislation Tuesday outside of Tennessee's State Capitol in Nashville.</strong> (Maria W. Aldrich/Chalkbeat)

Teachers and parents rally against voucher legislation Tuesday outside of Tennessee's State Capitol in Nashville. (Maria W. Aldrich/Chalkbeat)

Special to the Daily Memphian

Marta W. Aldrich

Marta W. Aldrich is the senior statehouse correspondent at Chalkbeat Tennessee. A newswoman for The Associated Press for most of her career, Marta has covered state government, politics, business, education and other Tennessee news. She has served as news editor of United Methodist News Service and features editor of American Profile magazine. Marta is a graduate of Memphis City Schools and the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

The latest amendment would cap the voucher program at 30,000 students instead of 15,000 as approved by House committees. And it would add back homeschoolers who were stripped out of the House bill last month to appease several representatives.

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Education Savings Accounts Vouchers

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