School choice is once again a casualty of the Texas House at the end of the fourth special session in Austin.
Cruz says that Olcott “represents the first of many strong candidates who are ready to unseat incumbents who failed to vote yes for school choice.”
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.