Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Education Freedom Senior Fellow the Honorable Kent Grusendorf will give invited testimony before the Texas House Committee on Public Education TODAY, Monday, October 17 at 9:00 am CDT in room E2.036 of the Texas State Capitol to consider interim charges related to increasing parental choice in education, reviewing the successes and failures of school choice programs in other states, and examining the benefits and costs of implementing such a program in Texas.“Nothing is more important to the future of society than the education of our youth,” said Grusendorf. “To paraphrase Aristotle: The fate of empires is dependent on the education of its youth. Although Texas is a leader on many fronts, we are behind on education reform.  About half the states in the U.S. allow some form of private educational choice. Texas has none. The time for Texas to become a leader on education has arrived. As the Texas Supreme Court indicated in its final ruling on the school finance case; ‘school choice has proven to be smart policy.’  Now is the time to adopt ‘smart policy’ and assure every child in Texas the best education possible tailored to his or her individual needs.”
 
For more information or to request an interview with Mr. Grusendorf please contact Caroline Espinosa at cespinosa@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.

The Honorable Kent Grusendorf, Senior Fellow in the Center for Education Freedom at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, represented Arlington in the Texas Legislature for twenty years, focusing on education. Serving on the House Public Education Committee and various Select Committees, he played a significant role in crafting legislative responses to the Edgewood I, Edgewood II, Edgewood III, Edgewood IV, and West Orange Cove school-finance court decisions.

Registration for the 2017 Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature is now open to media and the public! 

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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