By Angie Herrington
A Tennessee lawmaker has asked the state attorney general to issue an opinion on whether it is legitimate for lottery money to pay for online college entrance exam preparation.
Sen. Don McLeary, R-Jackson, said he has asked the state attorney general to issue an opinion on the legitimacy of lottery money paying for an online college entrance exam preparation.
I just think we need to be really careful about stretching the dollars too thin, he said. It should be used for the HOPE scholarship or for brick and mortar for schools.
Rachel Woods, spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of Education, said the department is the holder of a $433,000 contract with Xap Corporation in California to deliver online interactive test preparation for students taking the ACT, SAT and GRE standardized tests.
The department receives the lottery dollars from the Tennessee Department of Higher Education, she said.
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