Supporters of public education, it’s time to speak up and urge your legislator to say NO to the voucher schemes currently making their way through the Tennessee legislature. Vouchers take money away from our already underfunded public schools, and they will mean cuts to services and programs provided to our public school students. Vouchers have been proven to NOT be a good investment, and do not raise student achievement. Tennessee cannot afford to chase after failed ideas! READ ABOUT THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS.
Please call your state representative to ask him or her to VOTE NO on ALL voucher legislation. If you aren’t sure who your legislator is, you can find out by entering your address here: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/legislators/
The site will give you the office phone number and email address to use to contact your legislators. Calling is easy! Just tell the staffer who answers that you are a constituent calling to ask your representative to VOTE NO on ALL voucher legislation being considered, and that you want your representative to stand up for public schools. It’s quick, painless, and lawmakers will listen when many of their constituents take the time to make this easy phone call. If you call after hours, you can leave a voice mail message. You don’t have to be a policy expert, your voice counts and a simple message is great!
For more information on the voucher legislation currently being considered by the legislature, check out these helpful links: