Statement by Doug Deason, Chairman of Texans for Free Enterprise, on Governor Abbott’s veto and special session threat on CSSB 8

May 15, 2023 “We’re thankful for the hard work on school choice this session, both to the Senate for passing SB8, and to Chairman Buckley and the House Public Education Committee for giving the issue thoughtful consideration and debate. Giving parents greater control over their children’s education… Read More →

Statement by TFE Chairman Doug Deason on votes by the Senate and House on school choice

April 6, 2023 Today was a win for Texas schoolchildren and parents. The Texas Senate passed legislation that would provide nearly 90% of Texas schoolchildren access to an Education Savings Account, which would make it the largest parental choice program in the nation. Lt. Governor Patrick and… Read More →

Texas House: Please vote no on any anti-parental choice amendments to the budget

April 6, 2023 A vote during the budget process to forbid state funding for programs that put parents in charge of their children’s education, would be a vote to attempt to stop the debate, and stop the discussion. We urge you to vote no on any amendment… Read More →

Why ex-Gov. Rick Perry is taking an upfront role in the battle over school choice

The Republican from rural Texas says the program once known as “vouchers” could benefit students who want alternatives to college. by John Moritz March 25, 2023 AUSTIN — If Rick Perry had followed a career path that he says was wide open to him before he enrolled in Texas… Read More →
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