We are very happy to report that after a considerable roller coaster ride, the 2013 Tennessee legislation session closed without the passage of the two bills that were the main focus for our group, a voucher program and a state charter authorizer. This is wonderful news for Tennessee students and communities.
Your willingness to speak up and contact your legislators had a big impact on the progression of these bills and their ultimate failure. Every call you made and email you sent expressing your desire to maintain local control and public funding for public schools made a difference. Thank you for joining us in our commitment to strong community schools.
Our heartfelt thanks go out to all the legislators that stood with us and opposed these two bills with conviction. We will continue to work with legislators and everyone involved to foster and promote quality schools. We intend to keep this blog and our Facebook page up and running to share news and discussion of education issues and legislation in the state of Tennessee. We invite you to stay tuned, keep sharing your input, and move forward with us toward the goal of improving education for every student in Tennessee!