Vouchers are not the answer for Texas students

A new report from the House Select Committee on Educational Opportunity and Enrichment provides recommendations on a number of issues related to education policy in Texas. The report includes discussion of a voucher program that would allow families to use taxpayer dollars to attend private or home schools.

Tax bills reduce Robin Hood but classrooms are left in need of support

The property-tax legislation signed into law will help achieve a very important objective: It will reduce the amount of recapture paid by Texas taxpayers by 41 percent. There needs to be a balance between tax relief and more dollars for the classroom. Unfortunately, legislators have only completed half the job.

Communications Tool Kit – HB 100

This is an absolutely critical time to weigh in with legislators. House Bill 100, the school finance bill that the Texas Senate has turned into a voucher-and-school-finance bill, is headed to a conference committee. Our concern is that the bill will come back from conference with vouchers attached, forcing members of the Texas House to …

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Communications Toolkit – April 2023

As the Texas Legislature enters the final six weeks of its 2023 session, there is reason to be concerned that legislators will not provide the funding resources needed for schools to address the teacher shortage, make up for costs driven higher by inflation, and meet the needs of students. In addition, legislators are considering private-school …

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