Some Texas Districts Pursuing School Choice Locally

In debates over school choice, like the one brewing as the 83rd legislative session draws closer, traditional public school districts are often cast as stubborn defenders of the status quo.

Proposals allowing parents to use public money to send their children to private schools — which will probably never gain the support of most major public education associations in the state — tend to suck the oxygen out of any discussion. But as Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Sen. Dan Patrick, the Senate Education Committee chairman, push to expand the choices available for the nearly 5 million Texas public ...

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