AUSTIN – Texas Public Policy Foundation Economist Dr. Vance Ginn, will testify before the Texas Senate Education Committee TODAY, Thursday, March 26, at 8:00 a.m. CDT in room E1.028 of the Texas State Capitol. Dr. Ginn will testify on Senate Bill 276, relating to state savings and government efficiency achieved through a taxpayer savings grant program administered by the comptroller of public accounts.
 
Dr. Ginn and Texas Public Policy Foundation Center for Education Freedom Policy Analyst Michael Barba released the study, Teachers Win: A Case for School Choice, which outlines how school choice would increase teacher pay. 

“Senate Bill 276 is needed now more than ever to advance school choice so students and teachers have more opportunities to attend and work at a school according to their needs instead of being locked in at a particular public school,” said Ginn. “Though the benefits to students and taxpayers of school choice are well documented, the benefits of higher teacher pay are often overlooked. By eliminating the current monopsony power of public schools that employ 93 percent of Texas teachers, individual teachers will have a louder voice in negotiating a higher salary. Quality teachers should be paid more and this bill will help accomplish that objective.”      

WHO:
 
Dr. Vance Ginn, Economist, TPPF
 
WHAT:
 
Testimony before the Texas Senate Education Committee
 
WHEN:

 

TODAY, Thursday, March 26, 2015
8:00 a.m. CDT
 
WHERE:  
 
Texas State Capitol
Room E1.028

More information about the hearing can be found at: http://txpo.li/1CYRrvC
 
Additionally, the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the LIBRE Initiative will host a Policy Primer discussing “School Choice and the Hispanic Community” on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. CDT in the Members’ Lounge located in room E2.1002 of the Texas State Capitol.  For additional information and to register, visit: http://txpo.li/1D8tYCu
 
To schedule an interview with Dr. Ginn, please contact Caroline Espinosa at cespinosa@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.

Vance Ginn, Ph.D. is an Economist in the Center for Fiscal Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. 

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

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