House Reaffirms Strong Opposition to Vouchers in Texas with Overwhelming Voteby
House Reaffirms Strong Opposition to Vouchers in Texas with Overwhelming Vote
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2009
Tonight the Texas House of Representatives voted 122-22 to bar any public funding for private school vouchers in Texas. TFN President Kathy Miller released the following statement:
“We saw schemes to drain money from public schools to pay for vouchers divide this Legislature for more than a decade. Just four years ago, the voucher lobby came within a handful of votes of passing such a scheme in the House. Now we’ve seen Texas House members overwhelmingly reject vouchers for two straight sessions, and we commend them for it.
The message is clear: vouchers are about as popular in Texas as a panicked skunk at a church picnic. Now our lawmakers should focus on providing the resources our neighborhood schools need to provide a quality public education for all Texas schoolchildren.”
The Texas Freedom Network is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization that supports public education, religious freedom and individual liberties.