Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation applauds the Texas Legislature for making progress on providing parental empowerment and choice to every family in Texas. Following the Senate passage of SB 1, and the referral to the full house of House Bill 1 by House Select Committee on Educational Opportunity and Enrichment, children across the state are closer than ever to universal access to the best education Texas has to offer.

“The ESA program created by House Bill 1 and Senate Bill 1 is an unprecedented opportunity to empower parents and offer education opportunity to all Texas children,” said Greg Sindelar, TPPF’s chief executive officer. “Parents deserve greater transparency, quality, respect, and choice in their child’s education. Education Savings Accounts empower them to make the best decisions for their families.”

“We applaud the bold leadership of both Education Chairmen to ensure that parents have respect and choice in their children’s education,” said Mandy Drogin, campaign director for TPPF’s Next Generation Texas initiative. “Chairmen Creighton and Buckley are working tirelessly to improve the education available to every Texas child, and their work will benefit our children for generations to come.”

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