School Vouchers in Texas; more opinions and information…

The claimed object of private school vouchers is to break up the failing policies in public education (elementary and secondary), specifically targeting the inner-city children.  One should look at what other states have proposed to see how many variables Continue reading

Texas Legislators are filing bills – NOW!

Please begin looking at the bills being filed in Austin, to get a feel for how our legislators are/are not pushing back against federal encroachment (nullification of unconstitutional actions).

 1.) go to the Texas Legislature online main page: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/Home.aspx

2.)  middle column, under Additional Searches…click on “Reports

 3.) click on  General Reports” tab

 4.) “Legislature Based” – make the dropdown menu read “83rdR-2012

 5.) Click on the chamber you want to look at – “Filed House Bills” -or- “Filed Senate Bills

QUESTIONS and CONCERNS on Private School Vouchers

I am concerned about the un-intended consequences of helping lower income families send their children to private k-12 campuses, over the long term.

  • Who will decide who gets a voucher?
    • The elected government body?
      • TX Legislators
      • County Appraiser
      • Local ISD Board
    • Some appointed/unelected bureaucrat?
      • State appointed Board
      •  County appointed board
      • Local appointed board
  • Will vouchers be offered to all children ages 4 through 18?