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Tennessee voucher program challenge heads to court Wednesday

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Posted at 11:16 AM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 12:16:36-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A push to block a new Tennessee education voucher program that would allow eligible families to use public tax dollars on private schooling tuition is headed for a court hearing.

The hearing Wednesday in Davidson County Chancery Court will center on arguments by the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Education Law Center, who contend the voucher program should be blocked before it starts while the court challenge plays out.

The voucher program is scheduled to be implemented during the 2020-2021 school year. Applications for students are already being accepted.