“Simply put, the bill increases funding for the system without fixing it. And worse than that, it spends money that the state literally does not have.”
“Republicans in the Texas House have deep-sixed legislation passed by the state Senate creating tax-credit scholarships and education-savings accounts for low-income kids.”
Budget vote is a major defeat for school choice advocates and Republican leaders who have been pushing the issue for more than a decade.
“The whole bill in general is going to be narrowed quite a bit,” said Taylor in laying out the legislation.
While homeschoolers are split on the issue, a solid majority has signaled they are in support of ESA’s.
Conservatives in the Texas House are hoping that Cruz’s letter will help convince their colleagues to support the issue as well.
Chair of House Public Education has told several people he intended all along to parlay chairmanship into lobbying gig.
A Tea Party leader in one lawmaker’s district is asking the SREC to formally reprimand her state representative for killing a major GOP priority.
As expected, Texas House leadership says school choice is DOA this legislative session.
House Speaker Joe Straus is intending to hang Huberty out to dry.