Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has championed school voucher legislation since he entered the Senate in 2007, comparing the effort to the civil rights struggle. […]
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A potentially contentious vote on a measure that would have banned school vouchers was avoided after its author withdrew the amendment.
Like an obstinate weed that just won’t die, the debate over school vouchers returned to the Capitol for the 11th straight legislative session on Thursday.
State Sen. Donna Campbell stumped for a new school voucher proposal at a Texas Public Policy Foundation pre-session briefing full of Texas’ conservative leaders.
The debate in the Senate Education Committee got personal yesterday.
Calling his plan divert business tax payments into private school scholarships a “noble cause,” Sen. Dan Patrick remained committed to private school choice as way to rescue poor children. He recognized the momentum isn’t on his side.
Eddie Lucio Jr. sounded genuinely concerned about a school voucher bill up for discussion this morning. And he would have sounded even more genuine if he hadn’t told a newspaper—just last week—he was interested in filing a bill to create state-funded private school scholarships.