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 Square. KVUE reported that most of the Republicans who supported the amendment were from rural districts. 

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