New Poll Confirms Widespread Support For School Choice

A Majority Of Voters Support School Choice, A New Poll From Echelon Insights Shows.

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Tennessee Department of Education Awards Charter School Expansion Grants

The Tennessee Department Of Education Announced 15 Applicants That Would Be Receiving Charter School Expansion Grants. These Subgrants Are To Be Used To Fund The Sponsors Through The Planning, Design, Application, And Even Launch Of New Charter Schools In Tennessee.

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Tennessee Passes School Choice Tax Exemption For Parents

Gov. Lee Recently Signed Into Law Senate Bill 127, Which Will Not Allow Any Funds Used From The School Choice Program To Count As Taxable Income. This Program Gives Tennessee Parents An Alternative To The School Their Child Has Been Assigned If It Is Not Meeting The Child’s Individual Needs.

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Rural Tennessee Students Left With Few Educational Options

Rural Tennessee Students Have Fewer Educational Opportunities Available To Them Than Urban Students. Only A Handful Of Tennessee’s Rural Counties Have Private Schools, And None Have Any Charter Schools In Operation.

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Fighting For TN Kids Trapped In Struggling Government Schools

Did you know only 1/3 of children in Tennessee Schools can read at grade level? Guess what? During the mismanagement of the pandemic by TN leaders, that number got even worse. It’s unacceptable to put TN Kids last to please the status quo and teachers unions. In this interview, Shaka Mitchell of the American Federation for Children discusses school choice in TN. He also reveals who is trying to stop educational choice in our state and what you can do to take action. If you care about your kids, grandkids or TN’s future, you need to watch this…

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Proposal Would Change Tennessee Law To Let For-Profit Companies Run Charter Schools

Tennessee Charter School Law, Which Currently Allows Only Nonprofit Organizations To Run The Independently Operated Public Schools, Would Open The Door To For-profit Companies Under A Bill Approved Wednesday By A Key Legislative Committee.

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Tennessee Department of Education Grant Program Aims To Expand Charter Schools With COVID-19 Funds

Tennessee’s Charter Schools Can Apply For A Share Of $5 Million In Grant Funds Offered Through The Tennessee Department Of Education For Support And Expansion.

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Public Schools’ Response To Pandemic Proof Parents Need More Options

Responses To The Pandemic Across The Country Exposed Weaknesses In All Aspects Of Society. But Arguably The Greatest Frailty Of Them All Could Be Seen In The Way That Our Public Schools Unraveled In The Past Year. Our Kids Are Suffering In So Many UnFathomable Ways. Americans deserve better, and choices for how we educate our kids with the tax dollars that we push forward to public education are vital. Not all kids are alike. My kids are no more important than yours. But our kids are all different and need customized solutions. The American public education system has been outdated, operates on an agrarian calendar and contributes significantly to our kids falling behind the world. If this moment isn’t the precise time to consider how we make education better, there won’t be another.

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Biden Isn’t Focused On Charter Schools, But He Should Be

Education Reformers Have Long Championed Charter Schools As A Way To Close Race- And Income-related Education Gaps. An Abundance Of Research Pointed To Their Success, The Case For Expanding Charter School Education Couldn’t Be Clearer. This Is Not The Time To Adopt A Neutral Approach To Charter Schools. The Biden Administration Has The Foundation For An Extraordinary Education Solution Before Them, One That Would, In Turn, Assist Some Of Their Most Important Goals. To Eliminate Race- And Income-Related Education Gaps And Boost Our Economy, We Must Invest In America’s Charter Schools.

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