Per The Tennessean, Governor Haslam's task force on private school vouchers convened in a final meeting this morning.
There was little agreement among the panel's nine members, to whom Commissioner Huffman served as Chair.
They did agree that the program, which panel members were told to accept as a given, should initially focus on just students from low-income families.
They did not agree, though, on student eligibility requirements, whether to mandate transportation, and the dollar amount of the voucher.
In other points of disagreement:
...the panel disagreed on whether students who get vouchers should only come from low-performing schools, or if vouchers should be available to any student regardless of the school or their academic performance.
There also were various opinoins on whether the program should be statewide, or just apply to some school districts.
The task force will submit its report, presumably to cover "a range of opinions," to the governor within the next two weeks.
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