Opposing sides to vouchers in TN speak out

photo Elaine Weiss of the Economic Policy Institute in Washington speaks at a Tennesseans Reclaiming Educational Excellence event at the legislative office complex in Nashville, Tenn., today. The event was the first of a series scheduled from supporters and opponents of creating a school voucher program and expanding charter schools in the state.

By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The debate over a school voucher program in Tennessee is heating up with groups for and against speaking out this week at the state Capitol complex.

Tennesseans Reclaiming Educational Excellence, a grassroots organization opposed to vouchers, held a press conference today at the Legislative Plaza. And the Beacon Center of Tennessee, a free market think tank that is advocating for a broader voucher program, has an event scheduled for Tuesday.

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