Malcolm X once said, “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today”. The future belongs to the students of Tennessee, but sadly, the resources to prepare for that future are not always accessible for low-income families and students. In September of 2020, a lifeline was cut for low-income families when The Tennessee court of appeals upheld the decision to deem Governor Bill Lee’s ESA Program unconstitutional. But now, the Tennessee Supreme Court decided to hear the appeal of the ESA Program, which could give hundreds of low-income families an opportunity to attend private school.
I attended private school, and I know that my education is what enabled me to be fully prepared for college. I want to share my perspective as a current Black college student and how access to a private school education has impacted me.
Read the entire Tennessean article HERE.