Both tax credit and voucher programs are school choice options for Tennessee, although tax credit programs would (due to the absence of a state income tax on individuals) have to rely on corporate income and other taxes. Its constitution contains no Blaine Amendment and its Compelled Support Clause has received little judicial attention. In Carden v. Bland, the Tennessee Supreme Court noted that Tennessee’s Compelled Support Clause and the First Amendment were practically synonymous.
Model Legislation: Education Savings Account, Parental Choice Scholarship Program (Universal Eligibility), Parental Choice Scholarship Program (Means-Tested Eligibility), Special Needs Scholarship Program, Foster Child Scholarship Program, Autism Scholarship, Great Schools Tax Credit Program, Family Education Tax Credit Program
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