Monday, July 6, 2015

Cecil Bell and School Choice

"Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is."
Ephesians 5:17

Two sessions ago, during the 83rd #TXLEGE, team Straus tacked an anti-school choice amendment onto the House version of the budget; the amendment stated:
“Use of Appropriated Funds for School Vouchers or to Support Tax-Credit Scholarships Prohibited. Money appropriated to the Texas Education Agency by this Act may not be used to pay for or support school vouchers or scholarships for private primary or secondary education provided by non-profit entities using donations received from entities that receive tax credits as a result of the donations.”
Cecil Bell voted for it.

It's not surprising; Bell is from a rural district and rural Republicans are the biggest obstacle to school choice because school districts are often the largest employers in their district.

Still, it's revealing....

(h/t Empower Texans)

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