School Choice Is Gaining Traction In Texas

Americans for Prosperity-Texas has been a leading voice supporting school choice in Texas. Texas is behind 23 other states and the District of Columbia in providing parents with the opportunity to pick the school which would best serve their children. Choice exists in Texas, but only for parents with the financial means to pay private […]

AFP-Texas Commends the Texas House For Keeping Open the Discussion on School Choice In Texas

Today, Americans for Prosperity-Texas commends House leadership for allowing the discussion about school choice in Texas to continue.  Thanks to our grassroots efforts and many hundreds of phone calls into legislators’ offices, school choice continues to move forward this legislative session! Rep. Abel Herrero had filed two amendments to HB1, the Appropriations Bill, which debate […]

AFP-Texas Supports Broad School Choice Legislation

February 27, 2015J

Texans have overwhelmingly shown support for parents directing their children’s education. Today in Texas, parents with financial means have choices. They move to a school district they favor, or they homeschool, or in addition to their school property taxes they pay private school tuition. Schools should not dictate where we live.   And the parents who […]

Governor Abbott Advocates For Students, Not Status Quo

February 17, 2015J

Gov. Greg Abbott’s remarks on school choice deserve highlighting.  In his first State of the State address on Feb 17, 2015, Gov. Abbott eloquently stated why parents should select their children’s schools. We at Americans for Prosperity-Texas agree with Gov. Abbott that the ultimate in local control rests with the parents.  Here is that excerpt […]