Repub­li­can-Con­trolled Texas House Votes Down School Choice Mea­sure

Republican-Controlled Texas House Votes Down School Choice Measure

The Repub­li­can-con­trolled Texas House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives vot­ed to reject a school choice mea­sure on Fri­day, draw­ing the ire of Repub­li­can Gov­er­nor Greg Abbott. 
The mea­sure to cre­ate a Texas Edu­ca­tion Sav­ings Account was tak­en out of an omnibus edu­ca­tion bill after Repub­li­can Rep. John Raney intro­duced an amend­ment to take it out, say­ing that it was an enti­tle­ment pro­gram. The amend­ment to remove school choice from the bill passed 84–63, with 21 Repub­li­cans vot­ing for the amend­ment. 
“I believe in my heart that using tax­pay­er dol­lars to fund an enti­tle­ment pro­gram is not con­ser­v­a­tive and is bad pub­lic pol­i­cy, peri­od,” Raney said, accord­ing to The Cen­ter S …