Gov. Bill Lee says passage of a school voucher law in Tennessee is among his administration’s top accomplishments, while court rulings that blocked the program’s launch this year is among his biggest disappointments.
Lee also expects the program’s rollout, which was halted when a Nashville judge overturned the 2019 law in May, will be resurrected in 2021. The Tennessee Court of Appeals is expected to rule this fall on the state’s appeal.
“I think that’s going to be temporary, but I expect that will go forward,” he said several court rulings that blocked the state from a fall kickoff.
During an online talk show broadcast Thursday by the pro-voucher Beacon Center of Tennessee, Lee talked about his highs and lows since taking office in January of 2019. The overturned education savings account law, which would allow eligible families in Memphis and Nashville to use taxpayer funding to pay for private school tuition, was near the top of both lists.
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