Gov. Bill Lee plans to appeal after judge rules education savings account program unconstitutional

By Kirstie Crawford

Rep. Gloria Johnson, D-Knoxville, said the ruling was just the first win in a long battle.

She said the millions of dollars set aside for the program could’ve been used to help better public education.

“Provide those wrap-around services. More guidance counselors, more social workers, mental healthcare. We do that, we will fix those schools. But you’re not going to fix it by picking up a few kids and dropping them off at another neighborhood. That is not going to fix the problem that we have with our public schools. They’re great. We need changes, but those changes are going to take a serious investment,” Johnson said.

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