Marta Aldrich

Marta Aldrich

Marta Aldrich is Senior Statehouse Correspondent for Chalkbeat Tennessee.

Public education advocates at a meeting of a legislative subcommittee debating whether to reject nearly $2 billion in federal funds for public schools. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Tenn. hearings on federal school funding leave out parents and local advocacy groups

By: - November 15, 2023

(This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at A legislative panel exploring whether Tennessee should reject federal funding for its K-12 students isn’t allowing public testimony from Tennesseans about how federally funded programs are run or how they affect their children. And it’s not hearing from Tennessee-based advocacy groups […]