If only the average Texan had the time to read the entire Education Code, the average Texan would understand all the current options available to the so-called “disadvantaged” urban children.
This blogger just found part of the Education Code that already allows for public Pre-K (government day-care) for “disadvantaged” children as young as 3 years of age.
Sec. 29.153. FREE PREKINDERGARTEN FOR CERTAIN CHILDREN, allows for public “daycare” for children satisfying any of these requirements:
1. Unable to speak and comprehend the English language Continue reading “Texas already has Pre-K public education for the “Disadvantaged””
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”