VICTORY: Tennessee Restores Public School Funding
Funding for public education in Tennessee was threatened when Governor Bill Haslam backed a bill to use taxpayers’ dollars to issue vouchers to for-profit private schools. So Jane Curtis and the Rutherford County Retired Teachers Association started a MoveOn Petition to the Tennessee General Assembly and Gov. Haslam, demanding that public funds be directed toward public education. The day after petition creators delivered the petition and signatures to legislators, Gov. Haslam withdrew his support for the voucher bill.