TFN President: SBOE Resolution Sends Strong Message Against Private School Vouchers

State Board of Education Joins Texas House in Slamming the Door on Vouchers

April 19, 2013

The State Board of Education voted 10-5 to pass a resolution by board member Ruben Cortez, D-Brownsville, calling on the Texas Legislature to reject any private school voucher scheme. Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller applauded the vote:

“With the State Board of Education now joining the Texas House in slamming the door on vouchers, it’s past time for Sen. Patrick and Lt. Gov. Dewhurst to give it up. Instead of wasting time trying to divert taxpayer dollars to private schools with one voucher scheme or another, they should focus on making sure our neighborhood public schools have the resources they need to educate 5 million Texas kids."

On April 4 the Texas House overwhelmingly passed an amendment to the state appropriations bill barring the use of public money for any private school voucher scheme. That marked the third time in the last four sessions the Texas House has done so.


The Texas Freedom Network is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of religious and community leaders who support religious freedom, individual liberties and public education.


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