Senator Dolores Gresham Champions Governor Lee’s Education Savings Accounts Bill Through Education Committee

Senator Dolores Gresham Champions Governor Lee’s Education Savings Accounts Bill Through Education Committee

FROM: The Tennessee Star – NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Governor Bill Lee’s most significant education initiative, Education Savings Accounts, made it through another major hurdle as it passed the Senate Education Committee Wednesday by a vote of 6 to 3. Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville), who is also the Chair of the Education Committee, carried the bill as SB 0795. As such, Sen. Gresham turned the gavel over to 1st Vice-Chair, Senator Brian

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Commentary: A Family Illness Highlighted the Importance of Educational Freedom

Commentary: A Family Illness Highlighted the Importance of Educational Freedom

FROM: The Tennessee Star – Sam Nienow – Why is educational freedom a personal issue to me? Because 17 years ago, my big brother had cancer. In 2002, when my brother was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, he received excellent care at Vanderbilt Medical Center. But the treatment and recovery still took months, and I spent much of that time with him. Our dad worked at the GM plant in

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Huge Victory For Governor Bill Lee as Education Savings Account Bill Passes 14 to 9 in House Education Committee

Huge Victory For Governor Bill Lee as Education Savings Account Bill Passes 14 to 9 in House Education Committee

FROM: The Tennessee Star – NASHVILLE, Tennessee – The much anticipated vote by the House Education Committee on Governor Bill Lee’s Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) proposal resulted in a huge victory on Wednesday with a 14 to 9 vote in favor of the bill. House Hearing Room I was once again standing room only, despite the early 8 a.m. start time. As with previous meetings, there were attendees wearing red signaling

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Williamson lawmakers support Gov. Bill Lee’s Education Savings Accounts plan, though it won’t touch their county

Williamson lawmakers support Gov. Bill Lee’s Education Savings Accounts plan, though it won’t touch their county

FROM: The Tennessean – Gov. Bill Lee’s proposed education savings account program, which will give state money to students in failing schools for education opportunities, is backed by powerful players in the legislature from Williamson County. Their support for Lee’s initiative stands in stark contrast to the county’s school leaders, who vehemently oppose Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) and voucher programs. Lee, who also calls Williamson County home, unveiled his plan for

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