According to information from Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's office, the Volunteer State is ranked 49th in education spending. The District of Columbia and 47 other states are ranked higher in spending.
Tennessee schools are ranked at 33 for quality of education.
The state receives $1.8 billion in federal funding for education. If Tennessee has available an extra $1.8 billion to replace those federal funds, why not continue accepting federal funds and use the "extra" $1.8 billion in state money to help move our education ranking from the 33rd position to a number closer to the top or number one?