Senate Public Ed Chair Patrick Focuses on School Choice

State Sen. Dan Patrick has a talk radio host’s comfort with publicly aired complaints.

That has made the Republican, who hosts a daily afternoon show on Houston's KSEV-AM, an outlier in a staid Senate whose members prefer to keep their bickering behind closed doors. 

But as an upper chamber vastly changed in personality, if not politics, convenes in January, the founder of the Legislature’s Tea Party Caucus has picked what some may consider an unlikely second act: crusader for public schools.

“If there's one message that I want to send, it’s that I want to champion public education ...

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