TFN PRESIDENT CONDEMNS TEXAS SENATE PASSAGE ON SECOND READING OF VOUCHER BILLby
TFN PRESIDENT CONDEMNS TEXAS SENATE PASSAGE ON SECOND READING OF VOUCHER BILL
SB 4 Robs Neighborhood Public Schools to Subsidize Private and Religious Schools
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2015
Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller issued the following statement today following the Texas Senate’s passage on second reading of Senate Bill 4. SB 4 uses tax credits to help fund vouchers that subsidize tuition at private and religious schools. Miller said:
“Neighborhood public schools and the millions of Texas kids who attend them just got mugged on the floor of the Texas Senate. The Senate should have fully restored the billions of dollars this Legislature cut from our neighborhood schools just four years ago. But instead they gave preliminary approval to a reckless and unaccountable voucher scheme that provides tax breaks for wealthy interests that take funds from public education in order to subsidize private and religious schools. The Texas Legislature is charged with providing a quality education for every child in our state. It seems today our senators forgot their obligation.”
The Texas Freedom Network is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of religious and community leaders who support religious freedom, individual liberties and public education.