Texas House Reaffirms Opposition to Vouchers

The Texas House has just voted 122-22 to bar any public funding for private school voucher schemes in the next state budget. We just released the following statement from Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller:

“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.”

One thought on “Texas House Reaffirms Opposition to Vouchers

  1. Good. The radical right wingnuts and their Religious Right toadies are getting slammed from all sides. Just yesterday, I heard about some high-level national Republican who basically said that he did not want anything to do with them anymore.

    With any luck and some hard work, we may see the return of the Republican Party to its RIGHTFUL OWNERS—people like Howard Baker Jr., Dwight D. Eisenhower, Everett Dirksen, etc. And just another note here.

    Back in the election of 1964, the Democrats won the election by painting Barry Goldwater as a dangerous right wing nut. However, after learning more about him in subsequent years, I concluded that he was not really like that at all. He was a pretty smart and balanced guy. Several years ago, I saw an interview with a person who had been a life-long associate of Barry Goldwater. He said that if Barry Goldwater were alive today, he would despise these right wing radical idiots that have run the Republican Party in recent years.

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