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Voucher Bills in Tennessee and Indiana/ Parents Across America Blueprint/ Budget Petition
Tennessee Senate approves first school-voucher bill
Memphis Commercial Appeal, By Richard Locker, Posted April 21, 2011 at 3:23 p.m.
NASHVILLE -- The state Senate has approved a school-voucher bill that would allow lower-income students to take some taxpayer funding and transfer to a private, church-related or other independent school that would accept them or to a public school with room.
(Tennessee) Benefits mixed for schools, students in voucher program
Public, private schools disagree on prospects
Memphis Commercial Appeal, By Jane Roberts, Posted April 23, 2011 at midnight
Even with a state voucher system offering $5,400 toward tuition, LaTonya Farmer, a single mother in South Memphis, couldn't afford to send her son to private school, rendering the program useless for her and thousands of families like hers.
Education Week, State EdWatch Blog, By Sean Cavanagh on April 22, 2011 4:14 PM
A measure to create a new school voucher system in Indiana, notable because it would make money for private schools available to middle-class families, has cleared an important legislative hurdle.
Indiana's state Senate on Thursday approved the Republican-sponsored measure by a 28-22 vote, and it is expected to go back to the House of Representatives or to a conference committee for consideration this coming week. The GOP controls both legislative chambers in the state.