Friday, April 5, 2013

Please Don’t Remove Funding from
Texas’ Already Under-Funded System

By passing a key amendment to the state budget this week, the Texas House vote may have ended this legislative session’s push for a private school voucher program.

According to this amendment, no state money can be used to support private schools, either through vouchers or tax credits used to fund scholarships.

I am very encouraged by the House action and applaud those who took a stand for public education.  Since Texas currently ranks 49th in per pupil spending after the reductions in the last biennium, it would be difficult to justify any action that removes funding from an already under-funded system.

Have you seen the tips posted on our website on how to contact your state lawmakers? Join the conversation to make sure your voice is heard.

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