AUSTIN – Earlier today, Governor Greg Abbott delivered his 2015 State of the State address to a joint session of the Texas House and Senate. Included in the Governor’s remarks were comments regarding giving parents more choices in their children’s education. 
“Governor Abbott was right on target in his State of the State speech regarding parental choice in education,” said Center for Education Freedom Director Kent Grusendorf. “As the governor indicated, the ultimate in local control is parental control. We are pleased that the state leadership is working together to provide every child in Texas the opportunity to select the very best school for that child’s individual needs. Texas can become number one in educational results, and Texas has the leadership in place to make that happen.” 

The Honorable Kent Grusendorf, Senior Fellow for Education, represented Arlington in the Texas Legislature for twenty years, focusing on education. Serving on the House Public Education Committee and various Select Committees, he played a significant role in crafting legislative responses to the Edgewood I, Edgewood II, Edgewood III, Edgewood IV, and West Orange Cove school-finance court decisions.

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

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