Statement from Senator Brian Kelsey regarding the “Tennessee Choice and Opportunity Scholarship Act”

NASHVILLE — Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown), who 10 years ago first introduced legislation to create Opportunity Scholarships for Tennessee students, released the following statement following action today from the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee to defer until 2016 action on HB1049 (SB 999).

“I am very disappointed that the House Finance Subcommittee was unwilling to take action to help children in the lowest performing schools in our state. This bill would have helped thousands of low income students to receive the quality education they deserve. I will certainly keep pushing for passage of this bill and hope that the House Finance Subcommittee will take a fresh look at it next year.”

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