School Choice


Understanding School Choice: A Comprehensive Guide

In the realm of education, the term “school choice” has become a buzzword, sparking discussions, debates, and policy changes across the globe. But what exactly is school choice, and why is it significant? Let’s delve into the concept and explore…


TFR Calls for Third Special Session to β€œAx the Tax”

Today, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility sent a letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) requesting that he immediately call a third special legislative session, to address a host of pressing issues affecting all Texas taxpayers and families.  It is already…

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Pushing Back Against Compromise School Choice Efforts

The Texas Legislature is widely expected to convene in yet another special legislative session in the coming weeks. This time they will reportedly focus on education freedom and parental choice or school choice and salary increases for government school teachers….

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Episode 14: Legislative Session Ending Soon, What is Still Moving?

Episode Description πŸ’° In our fourteenth episode of π—§π—›π—˜ π—ͺπ—˜π—˜π—ž π—”π—›π—˜π—”π——, we discuss the impending deadlines in both legislative chambers as we enter the final full week of the ongoing 88th Legislative Session and what they mean for things like…

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Episode 13: Abbott Plays Hardball on School Choice Effort

Episode Description πŸ’° In our thirteenth episode of π—§π—›π—˜ π—ͺπ—˜π—˜π—ž π—”π—›π—˜π—”π——, we discuss the now weaker version of school choice making its way through the Texas House committee process and recent sentiments from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on the subject….

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House Considers State Budget Proposal

On Thursday of last week, the Texas House of Representatives considered House Bill 1, or the General Appropriations Act (GAA) for the next biennium, fiscal years 2024 and 2025. The legislation represents the proposed state budget, the only item that…

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Gov. Abbott Flip-flops on Property Tax Elimination in State of the State

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday evening laid out his vision for the ongoing 88th Legislative Session and beyond, signaling to Texas state lawmakers what he wants them to prioritize. The speech is normally given in front of both chambers…

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Polling Shows Support for School Choice Among Texans

On Monday, the University of Houston’s Hobby School of Public Affairs released a report that seems to show a majority support for the policy of school choice. In the wake of government school reaction to the pandemic and in many…

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Episode 4: School Choice, Proposed State Budgets, & Property Tax Relief

Episode Description πŸ’° In this episode of π—§π—”π—«π—£π—”π—¬π—˜π—₯ π—§π—”π—Ÿπ—žπ—¦, we discuss the recent Texas Senate committee assignments, as well as Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick appearing to flip-flop over the details of school choice and how such legislation would affect…


Is There Really an Appetite for School Choice in Texas?

It is National School Choice Week, and if you have been paying attention at all over the last few years, you are probably aware that a massive wave of school choice legislation is being implemented across the country. Much of…

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Episode 21: School Choice Prospects & Social Credit Score Legislation

Episode Description πŸ’° In this episode of π—§π—”π—«π—£π—”π—¬π—˜π—₯ π—§π—”π—Ÿπ—žπ—¦, we briefly discuss the prospects of school choice legislation and the politics that surrounds the issue in the Texas Legislature, as well as recently filed social credit score related legislation ahead…

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School Choice In Texas… Will It Actually Happen?

Lately, there has been a lot of noise nationwide about school choice and here in Texas, that noise is no different as we head into the legislative session which begins in January. Much of the outcry for education reform comes…

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Episode 15: Thomas McNutt, Fiscal Issues Facing State & Election Impacts

Episode Description πŸ’° In this episode of π—§π—”π—«π—£π—”π—¬π—˜π—₯ π—§π—”π—Ÿπ—žπ—¦, we briefly discuss our recent interview with Thomas McNutt and his thoughts on impacting local governments. We also discuss property tax, corporate welfare, school choice, and the upcoming elections.   Articles…


No Such Thing as Failing Schools in Texas, Sort Of

An announcement from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) on Monday came with great news! According to them, there is no such thing as a failing school in Texas … kind of. The TEA just released its newest accountability ratings for…


It’s Time to Rethink Public Education Funding

Texas has more than 1,200 school districts and the formula that funds this leviathan is confusing and frustrating. This must change, allowing for transparency and accountability. The school districts get most of their funding from locally levied property taxes. This…