Knoxville’s League of Women Voters advocates for more education funding

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – The League of Women Voters in Knoxville called on lawmakers to increase education funding.

They want the best salaries for teachers and funds to support students’ academic, emotional and social needs.

According to the American School Counselor Association across all schools in the U.S., on average one in five students does not have access to a school counselor.

The League of Women Voters supports the ASCA in advocating for state governments to maintain a ratio of 250 students per school counselor.

The league also wanted to see an increase in school nurses and psychologists to help students succeed.

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