- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The top Democrat in the Tennessee House is questioning Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s decision to limit his administration’s application for federal pre-kindergarten to only the two largest counties in the state.

House Majority Leader Craig Fitzhugh of Ripley tells The Tennessean (https://tnne.ws/1t5Psil) that it’s unfair that the counties that are home to Nashville and Memphis stand to gain about $70 million in pre-K money, while other parts of the state would receive none.

Fitzhugh says past litigation has created a requirement for all school systems to be funded equally. He says that even if the two counties were to receive the money from federal sources, the state would have to make up the difference to the remaining 93 counties.


Information from: The Tennessean, https://www.tennessean.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide