Cruz also prioritized school choice in the 2022 primary, saying it was a “critical factor” in earning his support.
Republicans and Democrats voted to remove the school choice proposal from a massive education spending bill.
The Senate, meanwhile, has repeatedly passed school choice legislation.
Hickland and Shine will compete in the March Republican primary to represent Texas House District 55.
The record for most special sessions called during a legislative session is six.
Competition and the free market is still the American way. The educational industrial complex needs to remember that, and parents are the only ones who have the power to remind them.
Despite the billions of dollars in teacher pay raises and additional school funding, the legislation was still opposed by teacher unions.
The Texas governor says there is more work to be done.
The plan includes Education Savings Accounts, teacher pay raises, and additional funding for school districts.
With just one day left in the third special session, lawmakers have only passed measures for two of the four agenda items.