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Mayor John Cooper, Metro Director of Law Bob Cooper Issue Statements on Voucher Lawsuit Ruling

9/29/2020
Chris Song

Mayor John Cooper and Metro Director of Law, Bob Cooper, today issued the following statements regarding the ruling by the Tennessee Court of Appeals in favor of Metro Nashville and Shelby County:

“Metro Nashville students deserve a high-quality, well-resourced education,” said Mayor Cooper. “To achieve that important goal, public schools in Nashville need more investment, not less. The challenges of COVID-19 require all of us to work together, more than ever, on behalf of students and their families. Our office remains committed to providing all young Nashvillians with equitable access to an excellent education.”

“This is an important victory for local government in Tennessee,” said Bob Cooper, Metro Director of Law. “It reaffirms that the State cannot impose burdens on a select few counties or cities without their permission.”