Senators Go After Critics of Bill That Would Give Parents State Funds for Private School

AUSTIN -- Staunchly conservative GOP senators on Tuesday hit back against claims that their "school choice" bill is a voucher plan skimming money from public schools, inviting fraud and wrongly mixing church with state.At a hearing that drew scores of witnesses, the Senate Education panel's Republicans and one of its Democrats, Brownsville Sen. Eddie Lucio, spoke glowingly of how the bill would help children escape bullying and bad neighborhood schools."It's not a winner take all. We're not trying to decimate anybody," said bill sponsor Sen. Larry Taylor.  Continue reading...

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