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April 2, 2013

Bill tying student performance to welfare benefits advancing in Legislature

Tennessee goes for the Dickensian approach: "Though reducing hunger in school children has been proven to lead to a "significant increase in educational opportunity and attainment"- the Tennessee state legislature believes they have a better plan to improve the performance of underprivileged students: a 30 percent reduction in "Temporary Assistance for Needy Families" benefits to parents whose children are not making satisfactory progress in school. " http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/mar/31/bill-tying-student-performance-to-welfare-in/

Bill tying student performance to welfare benefits advancing in Legislature

NASHVILLE — Legislation to cut welfare benefits of parents with children performing poorly in school has cleared committees of both the House and Senate after being revised to give the parents several ways to avoid the reductions.