Defendants who have intervened in the lawsuits include voucher advocates, such as the Liberty Justice Center, the Institute for Justice and the Beacon Center of Tennessee – who also are representing parents in favor of the ESA program.
All parties involved in the legal battle have acknowledged the importance of resolving the issue quickly as parents are already making plans for the upcoming school year.
The Department of Education – under the urging of Lee’s administration – has been working to launch the voucher program for the 2020-21 school year. The voucher application deadline is set to expire Thursday.
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