Beacon Statement on Senate Passage of School Choice Bill

March 30, 2015 5:45PM
School Choice Bill Continues to Gain Momentum, Passes in Tennessee Senate
The Beacon Center is proud to announce that The Tennessee Choice & Opportunity Scholarship Act has passed the Tennessee State Senate. This is a big step in what Beacon hopes will lead to the eventual passage of a school choice program in 2015.
“We are extremely proud of the senators who stood with families across the state of Tennessee today,” said Beacon CEO Justin Owen. “It is completely unfair for a child’s future to be determined by his or her zip code. Every child deserves a quality education that meets his or her unique needs, and today’s passage of this bill in the Senate was the first step to making that dream a reality.”
The bill will next be reviewed by the House Government Operations Committee on Tuesday.