Education

TEO Statement on House Rejection of School Choice Bill

Texans for Education Opportunity Founder and Chair Stacy Hock today issued a statement following the Texas House’s rejection of House Bill 21, which would have supplied public schools with an additional $530 million in funding and established a school choice program for students with special needs.

“We are deeply saddened by the Texas House for systematically shutting the door on thousands of special needs students in dire need of education options today.

“House Bill 21 was smart,

Dan Patrick Touts School Choice at Kingwood Tea Party

Jim and Robin Lennon of the Kingwood Tea Party are known for having some of the most influential speakers at their meetings. Monday night proved to be yet another successful event with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick as the featured speaker. He was there to give a speech on the Texas Senate’s priorities for the 2017 legislative session. Standing room only, the back room of Los Cucos in Kingwood was full of energetic people, eagerly awaiting Dan Patrick’s highly anticipated speech.

Statement by TEO Chairman and Founder Stacy Hock on Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary

Stacy Hock, founder and Chairman of Texans for Education Opportunity, issued the following statement regarding the announcement from President-Elect Donald Trump to nominate Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education:

“Betsy DeVos is an excellent choice for Secretary of the Department of Education. She has long championed innovation and providing education choice for all families.

“Her work to improve education has been an inspiration to me and many others who want parents to have the freedom to choose the best education setting for their child.

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Identifies School Choice As 85th Legislative Session Priority

By Peggy Venable

Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick outlined his legislative priorities for the 85th Legislative Session and included school choice as one of the top issues.

At a press conference in Harris County, he focused on 10 issues he said Texans delivered a clear mandate to enact.

We at Texans for Education Opportunity are appreciative of Gov. Patrick’s commitment to school choice.

As leader of the Texas Senate,