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 […]

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING AND PROMOTING SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK

January 28, 2015J

Texans will celebrate school choice and call on legislators to provide parents with educational choices at an event Friday at 10 am on the South Steps of the Texas Capitol.  To join the rally and for more information, go to: http://americansforprosperity.org/texas/event/school-choice-rally-at-the-capitol/ Last Friday, nearly 2,000 students and parents packed Jacksonville’s Florida Theatre to start the largest-ever […]

With Lt Gov Dan Patrick, it IS a new day in Texas!

January 21, 2015J

In his inaugural speech, Lt Gov Patrick spoke eloquently at the Capitol today about a number of subjects including school choice.  Here are exerts from his speech: “First I want to talk about education. Yesterday the nation celebrated Martin Luther King Day. On August 28, 1963, Reverend King gave one of the greatest speeches in […]

AFP Testimony: Senate Education Committee Hearing Nov. 17, 2014

November 17, 2014J

Senate Education Committee Hearing November 17, 2014 Testimony by Peggy Venable Americans for Prosperity Foundation-Texas One-tenth of the nation’s K-12 students go to school in Texas today and we are challenged with providing them the opportunity to achieve the American Dream. Education is the springboard to a fulfilling, productive and prosperous life. Texas is in […]