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Public Education
Texas law enforcement cracks down on pro-Hamas rioters in Austin

(The Center Square) – Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Public Safety took swift action Wednesday to crack down on pro-Hamas rioters in Austin who attempted to take… Read More

April 25, 2024
$15,000 teacher raises part of House Democrats $40 billion school finance bill

(The Center Square) – The Texas House Democratic Caucus on Thursday proposed a $40 billion public school education package that includes $15,000 teacher raises. State Rep. Gina Hinojosa, D-Austin, filed… Read More

October 20, 2023
Abbott praises legislature for passing historic tax cuts bills, including school property tax rate

(The Center Square ) – Gov. Greg Abbott Thursday night praised the Texas legislature for passing historic property tax legislation – four days after the two chambers reached an agreement… Read More

July 14, 2023
Gov. Abbott to call special sessions if legislature doesn’t pass school choice bill

(The Center Square) – With less two weeks left in the regular legislative session and ahead of a scheduled House committee vote on a watered down school choice bill, Gov. Read More

May 16, 2023
Twenty-four Texas House Republicans defect on school choice vote

(The Center Square) – In budget deliberations on Thursday, the Republican-controlled Texas House of Representatives voted to ban state dollars from funding vouchers, Education Savings Accounts and other school choice… Read More

April 10, 2023
Christian Schools, Legislation
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tours Christian schools to promote school choice

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is taking his message of educational freedom to Christian schools around the state. On Tuesday, Abbott attended Covenant Christian School’s Parent Empowerment Night in… Read More

March 2, 2023
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gives school choice a shot in the arm

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a list of emergency items for the current legislative session, including education freedom in the form of education savings accounts (ESAs). The governor’s… Read More

February 20, 2023
Majority of Texas voters say school choice, border security, property taxes are top priorities

(The Center Square) – Securing the Texas border, reducing property taxes and expanding school choice are all issues Texans say the state Legislature should prioritize this session, according to a… Read More

February 14, 2023
Texas Gov. Abbott declares support for school choice

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told parents that Texas needs to create Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) to increase parental choice in education. Such a program would put the state’s… Read More

February 1, 2023
‘They are starving us to death,’ says union boss despite $53 billion ed budget

Texas teachers’ unions are outraged that education funding might go to any school but their own. The outrage followed Gov. Greg Abbott’s support for school choice in his… Read More

January 19, 2023
Texas school district lobbies against school choice despite parents’ overwhelming support

(Daily Caller) – A Texas school district vowed to lobby against school choice programs despite voters in the county overwhelmingly supporting such programs, according to the Board of Trustees’ “legislative… Read More

January 5, 2023