Former Rep. Bill Dunn, a passionate voucher advocate, hired by Tennessee governor as education adviser

Former Rep. Bill Dunn, who helped steer Gov. Bill Lee’s controversial school voucher plan through the legislature, is joining Lee’s administration as a special adviser on education, just days after his term ended. The Knoxville Republican began working Monday in the state education department as a senior adviser to Commissioner Penny Schwinn. A news release […]

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Legislative leaders want Tennessee education department investigated over CARES spending, voucher management

Two legislative leaders are calling for an investigation into the Tennessee Department of Education’s management of millions of dollars earmarked for coronavirus relief, as well as the state’s school voucher program for students with disabilities. Sen. Dolores Gresham and Rep. Mark White, who chair the legislature’s two main education committees, want the state’s chief internal […]

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