Today, the Senate Education Committee voted out their version of HB 100, which would improve teacher pay, increase public school funding, codify open enrollment practices, and introduce an Education Savings Account program (ESA) eligible to 5.7 million Texas children. Mandy Drogin, campaign director for TPPF’s Next Generation Texas initiative, released the following statement:

“This is a huge win for everyone involved in education. From parents to students to teachers, everyone stands to benefit from the committee substitute for HB 100. Parents are empowered to make the best education options for their children—whether that’s a simplified cross-district transfer process or utilizing an ESA, parents have the tools that they need at their fingertips. At the same time, HB 100 increases teacher pay and improves public school funding, creating a true win-win-win for everyone. Thank you, Senator Creighton!”