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Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the provision of free textbooks to students attending private primary and secondary schools in this state.
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(Harris County) March 5, 2011, 7:39 pm
The key to improving the public school product is to make them compete. Anything that damages the education monopoly and makes it easier for students to leave the under-performing public school for more effective private schools is welcome.
(Travis County) March 4, 2011, 12:53 pm
Absolutely NO tax money for PRIVATE SCHOOLS! They do not PAY taxes, so they should not receive tax money. Plus, many are RELIGIOUS schools, run by churches, which never pay taxes on any of their property, vehicles, salaries, supplies, on and on. NO TAX $$$ FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLS OR RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS! PERIOD.
(Hays County) March 4, 2011, 11:11 am
I'm also a little curious why private schools would want to use the textbooks used in public schools. This isn't my world but I would have thought that the flexibility to have textbooks with religious references, etc. would be a major reason private schools wouldn't want the state in their textbook business.
(Not a Texan County) March 4, 2011, 10:40 am
I agree with @ImaHogg....we need to start think ahead, where are we going to me in the next 10 years? There is no way the teacher groups can agree with this bill considering the budget cuts and layoffs, Right? Any teachers out there that can comment?
(Hays County) March 4, 2011, 10:13 am
Can we work out a way to provide electronic textbooks? Cheaper and the way of the future.
(Denton County) March 4, 2011, 9:58 am
If we are having to fire teachers, let's not give out free text books willy nilly.
(Travis County) March 2, 2011, 12:49 pm
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