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Dan Patrick, Republican State Senator and Senate Education Committee Chair, introduced an education reform bill, S.B. 2, in this 83rd session of the Texas State legislature that supports an expansion of the number of charter schools in Texas. Current Texas law limits the number of open-enrollment charter schools to 215, and S.B. 2 would remove that artificial cap.
This is no doubt good news for the over 100,000 children on Texas’ charter school waiting lists. At present, charter schools enroll around 150,000 students, and they have proved popular with parents seeking some alternative to the local public school their children would otherwise attend based on their zip code.
In short, expanding charter schools interjects more competition in the educational arena, and more choice in educational opportunities, all to the benefit of Texas’ children and parents. Read more »
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appeared on "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace to discuss the response to the Tucson shooting, his thoughts on teacher unions, and the New Jersey budget.
Chris Wallace started off by asking how the Republicans should go about carrying out their mandate to oppose the Obama agenda while also being sensitive to a grieving country. Governor Christie responded:Read more »