Long Legislative Road for Voucher Bills Begins

by Morgan Smith

A preview of the looming battle at the Texas Capitol over school vouchers played out Thursday (March 26) as a state Senate panel considered two proposals to provide state financial support to parents who want to send their children to private schools.
Debate focused on how to ensure taxpayer funds are well spent at participating private schools as lawmakers traded questions over whether such plans would improve education in the state.
“I think there is not a greater accountability than someone who can make a choice by moving their business,” said state Sen. Donna Campbell, the New Braunfels Republican carrying one of the bills.
For other members of the Senate Education Committee, that was not enough.

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