Monthly Archives: November 2014

Vouchers are not an education solution

  The opening round of what has become a biennial legislative fight over private school vouchers took place this week before the Senate Education Committee, and predictably the pro-vouchers witnesses included parents with tales of woe about how public schools … Continue reading

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The debate should be about school funding, not tax cuts

  The several billion dollars in new revenue that the state’s strong economy has generated offers the Legislature a great opportunity, but even before the session convenes that opportunity already is in jeopardy. Leaders who want to move Texas forward … Continue reading

Posted in Dan Patrick, Greg Abbott, school finance, tax relief | 1 Comment

Strong economy offers opportunity for schools, but…

  Almost overlooked in all the post-election news yesterday was an announcement that continues to predict a strong budgetary outlook for the Legislature next year. Whether public school students will benefit from the promising forecast, however, remains to be seen. … Continue reading

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