Texas Senate Revives School Vouchers Amid House OppositionA Texas Senate committee is discussing a bill offering taxpayer-funded vouchers allowing some special education students to leave public schools for private alternatives.
Texas Senate Aiming To Move Divisive Bills At Breakneck PaceThe Texas Senate staged a midnight floor session Thursday as conservatives who dominate the chamber rushed to revive abortion restrictions, school vouchers and a "bathroom bill" before opponents have time to mobilize against them.
Governor Abbott Formally Convenes Special SessionGovernor Greg Abbott has formally called state lawmakers into a special legislative session beginning next week.
Texas Senate Attaches Voucher Plan To School Finance FixThe version the Senate approved after midnight increases classroom funding by only about $500 million, scraps the $210 per-student increase and adds a plan offering taxpayer funds that would go into education savings accounts that some special education students could use to attend private schools.
Texas School Vouchers May Be Back From The Dead The Texas House thought it had killed school vouchers. The Senate is resurrecting them.
Will Voucher Defeat Hurt Texas School Finance Fix?The Texas House all but buried school vouchers. Could the Senate do the same with the school finance fix?
Texas GOP Starts School Choice Push, But Will It Be Enough?The Texas governor and the Bush family's rising political star have added muscle to a rally supporting school vouchers — but such plans still may not pass the fiercely red state's Legislature.
Conservative Education Groups Team Up To Form 'Texas Aspires'Two conservative advocacy groups are teaming up to form a new non-profit that will push for improving public education in Texas through initiatives like expanding online learning and charter schools.
Texas Senate Advances School Vouchers; House Still OpposedThe Texas Senate has advanced a school voucher plan using taxpayer funds to help parents send their children to private and religious schools instead of public ones.