Gov. Lee wants to launch education voucher program a year ahead of deadline

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: August 26, 2019 11:42 AM CT | Published: July 11, 2019 11:14 AM CT
<div id="attachment_208668" class="article-img alignleft"><div class="wp-caption-text"><strong><strong>Teachers and parents rally against voucher legislation this past spring outside of Tennessee&rsquo;s State Capitol in Nashville. </strong></strong>(Marta W. Aldrich/Chalkbeat)</div></div>
Teachers and parents rally against voucher legislation this past spring outside of Tennessee’s State Capitol in Nashville. (Marta W. Aldrich/Chalkbeat)
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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 push is alarming voucher opponents, who worry that an accelerated rollout will be more prone to fraud in how the accounts, which will be loaded with an average of $7,300 a year, are used.

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