PARENTAL CHOICE is, and has been, in the Texas Education Code since at least 1995, allowing for a student to transfer to another campus within a school district, to another school district, to another county, and even to a district in another state (for districts bordering the state line).
PUBLIC EDUCATION GRANTS and the public FINANCING of the grants is, and has also been, in the Texas Education Code since 1995.
Why then, does the Texas Legislature continue to reinvent the wheel with programs designed to force private schools to accept public money through grants or vouchers? This is done under the guise of Continue reading “School Choice already exists in Texas”
Something must be done to break up the monopoly over the K-12 government school programs and something must be done for inner city students wishing to escape a failing government school campus. Very few Texans will oppose these goals but it is the devil involved in the details of such plans that draw opposition. Many are hoping that school vouchers or grants will solve the failing government policies.
What most parents don’t realize is that choice in government education already exists under Subchapter B of the Texas Education Code, “ASSIGNMENTS AND TRANSFERS”. Students can, and do, transfer from the campus serving their residence to another campus within their school district. They also transfer to another district, and even transfer to a district in a bordering U.S. state. This occurs most often in rural Texas without significant incident. Continue reading “School Choice; Vouchers / Taxpayer Savings Grants”