March, 2017

Texans for Education Opportunity Issues Statement Following Senate Passage of School Choice Legislation (SB 3)

Texans for Education Opportunity Co-Founder and Chair Stacy Hock today issued a statement following the Texas Senate’s consideration and passage of Senate Bill 3, which would establish an optional education savings account program in Texas:

“The Texas Senate’s passage of SB 3 is a huge victory for parents and students across the Lone Star State. This bill will go a long way to ensure as many Texas children are succeeding as possible, and will provide much-needed educational options for the children who need it most.

Texans for Education Opportunity Releases Statement Following Senate Committee Passage of School Choice Legislation (SB 3)

Texans for Education Opportunity Founder and Co-Chair Stacy Hock today issued a statement following the Senate Committee on Education’s passage of Senate Bill 3, which would establish an education savings account and tax credit scholarship program in the State of Texas:

“We could not be more pleased with the Senate Education Committee’s decision to pass SB 3 out of committee today, and we applaud Chairman Larry Taylor for his steadfast leadership on this important issue.

OP-ED: Lt. Gov. Patrick: In Texas, school choice is necessary for change

OP-ED: Lt. Gov. Patrick: In Texas, school choice is necessary for change
Houston Chronicle
March 6, 2017

President John F. Kennedy once remarked that, “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” Change is difficult, and sometimes those who fear it the most will fight the hardest against it.

I have made education one of my top priorities since the day I was elected –

Texans for Education Opportunity Releases Statement Regarding ESA Legislation for Special Needs and At-Risk Students

Texas State Representative Ron Simmons today held a press conference announcing House Bill 1335, legislation to establish an Education Savings Account (ESA) program for special needs and at-risk students in the State of Texas.

“My wife and I know firsthand the challenges parents of a special needs child face when looking for the educational environment that will best serve their child’s needs,” Rep. Simmons said. “We are the proud parents of a young adult son who himself was in a special needs program.”

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