As reported by CBS News Texas, the city of Dallas is in the spotlight today.
During a recent Parents Matter event held at First Baptist Academy in Dallas, Governor Greg Abbott he was passionately advocated for his belief in the importance of school choice.
During his speech, he emphasized the importance of parents having the freedom to choose what is best for their child, which is why school choice is crucial. He addressed both parents and students, clarifying that this freedom is a fundamental belief and should be exercised. His words highlighted the significance of school choice, enabling parents to make informed decisions for their child’s education.
#NEW @GregAbbott_TX has arrived at the tailgate to take photos with and sign autographs for people at First Baptist Academy in Dallas who support his school choice plan. He will make remarks but not take questions we are told. @CBSNewsTexas pic.twitter.com/hpo7wi2kMY
— Jack Fink (@cbs11jack) September 22, 2023
Governor Abbott is planning to call for a special legislative session next month to pass a bill that will create education savings accounts funded by taxpayers. This bill will enable sure public school students to attend private schools, providing them with more educational options.
In the current situation, we must invest in our schools and provide them with the necessary financial resources. Using vouchers or education savings accounts may appear to be a solution, but it ultimately takes away resources critical for our schools to function effectively. This is not an acceptable situation, especially given the current circumstances.
In rural areas, a group called Moms Against Greg Abbott is currently running an advertisement expressing opposition to vouchers. The ad urges viewers not to let coupons turn off the beloved tradition of Friday Night Lights.
Shawn Baker, a First Baptist Academy graduate with a daughter attending the school, believes that using tax dollars to fund private school education is a worthwhile investment.
According to Baker, he believes that paying taxes is a shared responsibility among all citizens. He pointed out that everyone contributes their hard-earned money to support various government programs and initiatives. As a parent, Baker takes pride knowing that a portion of his tax dollars goes towards his children’s education. He recognizes the importance of investing in education, not just for his kids but for the country’s future as a whole.
Whether Governor Abbott will come out on top in the upcoming legislative battle is unclear. The question remains whether or not he will achieve a victory this time.
Previously, House Republicans and Democrats from rural areas have joined forces to impede its progress.
According to the Governor, parents have a crucial role in making a positive impact. He emphasized that they cannot afford to stay passive and must take action themselves. One of the ways to do so is by reaching out to their state representative via a phone call. The Governor’s message is clear: it’s time for parents to step up and get involved.
Abbott has committed that if the school choice doesn’t pass in the third special session, he will ensure that it is addressed again during the fourth session.
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