AUSTIN – James Golsan, scholar at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Education Policy, issued this statement on the 83rd Texas Legislature’s passage of Senate Bill 2:
“In passing SB 2, the Texas Legislature took a real and much-needed step forward toward the student-centered education reforms that the Lone Star State so desperately needs. The increased cap of 305 on open-enrollment public charter schools gives options to over 315,000 Texas children who are presently trapped in failing schools — and also to their parents, many of whom do not have the resources for private schools or homeschooling. With 101,000 Texas students already in line for an open-enrollment public charter, the Legislature’s passage of SB 2 comes not a moment too soon.
“We hope and expect that this is just the first step toward real and meaningful education reform in Texas in the years to come.”
James Golsan is a policy analyst with Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Education Policy, a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin.
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