December, 2016

COMMENTARY: Defending School Choice In Texas

By John D. Colyandro and Russell H. Withers
McAllen Monitor

Noel Candelaria, president of the Texas State Teachers Association, recently argued in a Nov. 20 column in The Monitor that the Texas Legislature should support public schools by not supporting school choice. His familiar arguments are at odds with the facts. He argues, without citing evidence, that Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) “have nothing to do with improving public education.” That argument is objectively false.