School choice bills to highlight next legislative session



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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Supporters of school choice in Tennessee are not giving up.

In the legislative session that begins in January, they plan to once again push for proposals that allow parents to play a stronger role in how their children are educated.

Over the past few years, measures that would create a school voucher program in Tennessee and allow parents to determine the fate of a failing public school have struggled to pass. That's mainly because of opposition from Democrats and education advocates who argue more attention should be given to public schools.

But both measures, particularly vouchers, are expected to be revived this session. And proponents are optimistic they'll fare better in 2016.

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Lucas L. Johnson Ii

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