Competition was the focus at a news conference in Tennessee on Tuesday, and rightfully so. Republican governors are engaged in a healthy race to provide the greatest choice of schools. “Nine states have surpassed us in this effort,” the governor said. Bill Lee as he announced a proposal for universal education savings accounts (ESAs) in his state.
The proposal would provide ESAs worth about 7,000 to 20,000 students next year and open to all students in the 2025-2026 school year. In-state ESAs are currently only available to students with special needs or those with low incomes in three metropolitan areas. The new proposal would “make choice a reality for every family and child in Tennessee,” Mr. Lee said.
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