Texas Freedom Network Statement on Private School Vouchersby
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 24, 2017
Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller released the following statement today on private school voucher schemes promoted during so-called “School Choice Week.”
“State leaders seem committed to force our neighborhood public schools to do more with less for the sake of private school vouchers. Vouchers, by any name, are a scheme that strips critical funds from public schools and gives a discount to individuals who can already afford private school, and all at taxpayer expense and with zero accountability. Democrats and Republicans in Texas have come together to defeat vouchers in every legislative session since 1995. It’s time state leaders drop their pursuit of vouchers and instead focus on giving our public schools and the children of Texas the resources they need to succeed.”
The Texas Freedom Network is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of religious and community leaders who support public education, religious freedom and individual liberties.