Governor-elect Bill Lee supporting school choice in Tennessee

December 11, 2018

The newly elected Bill Lee said he is open to promoting a school voucher program as part of his upcoming legislative agenda and committed himself to being an advocate for school choice in Tennessee.

Gov.-elect Bill Lee said Monday he is open to promoting a school voucher program as part of his upcoming legislative agenda and committed himself to being an advocate for school choice in Tennessee.

Lee spoke about vouchers — a controversial measure — along with criminal justice reform, immigration policy and other topics Monday during an appearance on the Grand Divisions, the USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee’s policy and politics podcast.

“The specifics about education proposals, we haven’t gotten there yet, but I am an advocate for choice, and I think you’ll see going forward that I will advocate for parents to have choices,” Lee said.