Tennessee bill ties welfare benefits to student performance

Tennessee bill ties welfare benefits to student performance

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Lawmakers in Tennessee have proposed a law that cuts welfare benefits for parents of students who are not doing well in school, according to a report on Knoxnews.com.

That cut amounts to 30 percent of the benefits they receive.

The report says lawmakers added amendments to House and Senate versions of the bill that allowed parents to avoid cuts if they sign up for a parenting class or set up tutoring for the student, or attend a parent-teacher conference.

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