Rafael Bejar, Outreach Director for Texas Public Policy Foundation, responded to recent public claims that school choice would not benefits Hispanic communities:

“It is sad and ironic that some would use the race card to oppose school choice. The truth is that Texas has over a million economically-disadvantaged students, the vast majority of which are minority black and brown, attending low-performing or failing schools. More specifically, there are 340,606 economically-disadvantaged students in low-performing or failing school which reside in districts represented by Texas Hispanic State Legislators. These are students that would immediately benefit from school choice. It is not right that we are knowingly sending kids to failing schools and setting them up for failure. Why would any elected legislator oppose school choice and deny parents more options to provide a better education for their children?”