The prospects are dim for legislative proposals creating tax incentives to help public school students pay for private school, but that did not dampen the fervor of “school choice” supporters at the Texas Capitol on Tuesday.
“I realize the mountain is very high, and I realize we’re going to need a lot of prayer from everyone who has been in front of us today,” Senate Education Chairman Dan Patrick, R-Houston, said after several religious leaders spoke in favor of his private school legislation, Senate Bill 23.
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