Tennessee Task Group Considering Rejecting $1.8 Billion in Federal Education Dollars!
A Tennessee task group is thinking about turning down $1.8 billion in federal school aid. Tennessee may turn down $1.8 billion in government money for schools. If it does, it will be the first state in the country to do so.
Sen. Jon Lundberg, a Republican from Bristol, says that the task force’s job is to look closely at the government money the state gets. The committee has had trouble setting up meetings with government officials because of the holidays, but they plan to try again after the holidays.
Tennessee is talking about and thinking about the possibility of turning down $1.8 billion in federal education funding. If they do this, it would set an example for the rest of the country. Republican Senator Jon Lundberg of Bristol has said that the state’s funding needs to be looked at in detail. Talks will start up again after the holidays.
As a result of the upcoming Christmas season, Lundberg has pointed out how hard it is for the task group to schedule meetings with federal officials. The committee is still determined to start talking again and dig deeper into the topic of federal funding for education, even with these problems.