November 22, 2021 7:32 pm

Tennessee Using $14.4M of $64M COVID Education Funds Toward Charter Schools

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s long-held agenda to advance school choice options for families received a major monetary boost last year: nearly $64 million in discretionary pandemic education money, the Associated Press reported.

While Congress sent states billions of dollars meant to help them create safe schools during the pandemic, Lee instead contributed millions to charter schools that operate under the radar of public oversight. More than $4 million went to create new charters slated to open next year, though it could take longer.

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