House, Senate disagreement on ‘vouchers’ kills school funding bill


The prospect of Texas public schools getting any additional money over the next two years is gone.

The Texas House on Wednesday took yet another overwhelming vote against so-called school choice, which would redirect state money to help students pay for private school tuition. Senate Education Chairman Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, said the move killed House Bill 21, which over the last few weeks has turned from the Legislature’s most promising school finance bill into a school choice measure.

“I’m sorry they chose to kill House Bill 21, but that’s the choice they’ve made,” Taylor said.

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