Tennessee Democratic gubernatorial candidates defend public education system in debate

Tennessee’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates denounced recent education bills in a debate Tuesday in Nashville.

“We will stand against sending public money to private schools,” said Memphis City Councilmember JB Smiley, Jr. “That is not what is best for every person, every student.”

Smiley, Nashville physician Jason Martin and Memphis community activist Carnita Atwater said they oppose Republican Gov. Bill Lee’s education measures in a debate hosted by the state Democratic Party at Tennessee State University’s Avon Williams Campus.

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