Ross Ramsey of the Texas Tribune reviews the upcoming voucher battle in Texas.
The voucher fight is not about kids. It is not about education. It is about who gets the public money. “While it seems to be a fight about education, it’s really a fight about money — about whether taxpayers should foot some or all of the tuition bill for private elementary and secondary education.”
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick wants vouchers. Governor Gregg Abbott wants vouchers.
Their big battle will take place in the House, where every year a coalition of urban Democrats and rural Republicans defend their public schools and oppose funding private and religious schools.
Will the coalition stand strong again this year?
Is there any evidence that vouchers will help the children of Texas? No.