School Choice


The Ginn Economic Brief: Texas Economic Situation – May 2024

Texas at the Forefront: Leading the Charge but Facing New Challenges Texas continues to blaze trails in the labor market, with recent data from the Texas Workforce Commission showing a robust addition of over 42,000 jobs and an unemployment rate…


Texas Keeps Falling Behind Without School Choice

This commentary was originally published atΒ The Dallas Express here. It is being republished with permission from the author. National School Choice Week was last month, a time when all states should be celebrating the educational freedom they provide to teachers, parents,…


I Want School Choice in Texas, But Not Like This

This commentary was originally published at The Center Square here. It is being republished with permission from the author. A record number of states have passed universal school choice so far this year, but it seems Texas won’t be among them. Given…

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Fourth Special Session Concludes With an Unresolved School Choice Saga

The Texas Legislature wrapped up the fourth special legislative session on Tuesday and one of the most contentious issues remained unresolved: school choice. Despite Governor Greg Abbott’s push, the proposal to allow for Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) ultimately failed to…


School Choice Stifled by Texas Legislature Once Again

As the third special legislative session reaches its forced conclusion, it does so with not much in the way to show for it, especially regarding efforts on school choice. In continuance of what seems to be a long-standing trend, efforts…


House Takes Up Vaccine and Border Bills, But School Choice Still in Limbo

With more than half of the special session already over, on Wednesday, the Texas House finally took up and considered four bills on the Floor for debate.  Two House bills and two Senate bills considered included: SB 7 by Senator…


School Choice for All… Some… Not That Many

What does it say about a state that has to pay off government schools and those within the government school system in order to potentially adopt a school choice system that benefits only some students? That scenario is exactly what…


ROUND 3: The Third Special Session Has Begun

The third special session of the year has officially started, with the Texas House and Texas Senate both convening this afternoon.  Tensions between the two chambers and members of leadership are high after a strained regular session, two special sessions,…


Last Call for School Choice: Third Special Session in Texas

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is again promoting what could be universal school choice during the third special session in Texas that starts on Oct. 9th. That would be among the best actions Texas can make, the other being eliminating…


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…