Perry Praises Charter Schools & Voucher Plan

View Comments

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

453641528 10 Perry Praises Charter Schools & Voucher PlanAdorbale Baby Animals To Put A Smile On Your Face

150725619 10 Perry Praises Charter Schools & Voucher PlanHot Models In Glasses

 alt=Musicians Then And Now II

452359780 10 Perry Praises Charter Schools & Voucher PlanMissing Summer?

87222728 Perry Praises Charter Schools & Voucher Plan8 Reasons to Have A Good Love Life

sx Perry Praises Charter Schools & Voucher Plan Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

AUSTIN (AP) – Gov. Rick Perry is calling for increasing the number of public charter schools in Texas and lauding a voucher plan.

Addressing the State Board of Education on Friday, Perry told its members that “in terms of philosophy, this is where the rubber meets the road.”

He said more students should be able to leave traditional campuses for charter schools. Current law caps licenses to operate charters statewide at 215.

Perry also repeated his previous support for “scholarships,” or vouchers allowing parents in poor performing school districts to use public money to send their children to private schools.

The governor added that all high school students need increased exposure to technical training on everything from engineering to veterinary science. He said that leads to “stable, good paying” jobs.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Also Check Out:

View Comments