Emily Sass is the policy director for Next Generation Texas at the Texas Public Policy Founda- tion. Emily has researched education policy topics such as school finance, teacher compensation, expanded family opportunities, and virtual education.
Charter schools, established in Texas in 1995, compose a small but influential sector of Texas public education. Now in existence over 25 years, open-enrollment charter schools served approximately 336,900 students (or roughly 6% of Texas public education students) in 2019-20. Tens of thousands of students are on charter school waitlists across the state, accord- ing to early state reports.
Invited Testimony Before the Texas Senate Education Committee