Click HERE for an excellent blog that describes what that means for students with disabilities who give up their rights to public education to use these vouchers.
Momma Bears, we need you to take action quickly. Today. Like pull over from your carpool in a parking lot, give your kids a sucker to keep them quiet for a minute, and do this right now kinda urgent! Our friends with TREE (Tennesseans Reclaiming Educational Excellence) need our Momma Bear help!
Today, the TN House of Representatives are voting on a limited Special Education IEP voucher bill that would open the door to vouchers in our state. This is an attempt to legalize vouchers in TN, which will inevitably take money from your public schools. As Andy Spears wrote, "Similar programs in both Florida and Arizona started small and expanded — Florida’s now costs more than $150 million annually. And the Florida program has been plagued with fraud and abuse." You can read the details in his blog by clicking HERE when you have more time.
So TN Representatives need to be flooded with emails and phone calls like yesterday, but today will have to do. Go to the TREE website to send an email. Click HERE to get to TREE.
Remember that Warrior Mom Voucher Scandal blog we did recently? Well, here's a video of the "Warrior Mom" testifying to the TN House Education Committee about why she neeeeeeeeds our tax money: