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In 2017, top Texas lawmakers were galvanized for "private school choice." This year, momentum has faded.

Speaker Dennis Bonnen has said a private school voucher bill won't pass the House. Meanwhile, other state leaders have toned down their calls for programs that give parents state money for kids to attend private schools.

Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a rally at the Capitol for school choice January 24, 2017. Both Abbott and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick spoke in favor of expanding school choice options. Students, educators, activists and parents marched on the south lawn to show their support for expanding school choice options during National School Choice Week.

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