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Take ACTION below to thank our House Representatives for opposing vouchers and supporting Texas public schools.
HB 21 was a step in the right direction! It was an attempt to address the persistent flaws of the Texas Public School funding system. Unfortunately, the Senate added a voucher amendment which would rob taxpayer dollars from public education and to fund private schools, religious schools, and homeschoolers. The House voted against accepting the voucher amendment and agreed to a conference committee to further work on the public school finance bill. The Senate refused to a conference committee, which killed HB 21 with its updated public school funding system.
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