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The 74 is reporting on how school choice legislation in Texas was derailed:

“At some point during the final week of the Texas legislative session, it became clear that school vouchers weren’t coming to the nation’s second-biggest state. …

[I]n the end, the hope of instituting universal school choice didn’t advance nearly far enough, even under unified Republican control over both the legislature and executive. An effort that could have transformed Texas, virtually overnight, into the biggest school choice marketplace in the country — and potentially bolstered its governor’s conservative bona fides — instead faltered before the goal line. …

GOP members from rural areas have consistently proven hostile to programs they believe would unsettle the finances of local school districts, which are often the biggest employers and social anchors in their communities.”

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Mebane Rash

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