Eva Angelina Romero
Tennessee Latino Families Are in Desperate Need for More Educational Options
As a former educator and a mother of two school aged children, it breaks my heart to know that so many families in Tennessee are struggling this school year. No one is being spared from COVID-19’s wrath, but research shows that low-income and minority families are being especially hard hit by this global pandemic.
Unfortunately, an Education Saving Accounts (ESA) program that would have provided Tennessee families with greater ability to customize their child’s education – even in the middle of a global pandemic – is tied up under litigation because there are powerful interests in the state determined to prevent families from exercising greater educational choice.
This is unacceptable.
Now more than ever, all families – including Tennessee’s growing Latino community – should have the ability to choose an education plan that works best for their children.