There will be serious voucher/school privatization struggles this next legislative session. So here is what you need to know, including this heads up Senate Bill 176, filed by Sen. Mayes Middleton, (R-Wallisville), a voucher bill that is euphemistically referred to as the “Texas Parental Empowerment Program.”Good disguise. It establishes an education savings account program for which the state comptroller would assume responsibility.
Similarly in the Texas House, Rep. Matt Shaheen (R-Plano) filed House Bill 619, that gives tax credits that may serve as donations to "scholarship funds," another euphemism, managed by private schools.Texas lawmakers poised to fight over school vouchers as bill filing begins
Diane Ravitch references Cowen's study in the Hechinger Report titled, "After Two Decades of
Studying Voucher Programs, I am Now Firmly Opposed to them: Here's why Public Money Should not be Funding Private Tuition.
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