A parent argues in favor of education voucher bill

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Regarding “Hearing on voucher-style bill draws a crowd”: As a Christian, I totally support SB 3 and school choice. Parents have the God-given prerogative to educate their children in the best way they see fit.
 
SB 3 will give parents throughout Texas the opportunity to provide a Christian education to their kids. Contrary to what critics say, SB 3 is meant to expand religious liberty and is consistent with the Texas Constitution, since public funds are being spent by private citizens. Under SB 3, the state is not paying religious institutionsl; parents are.
 
Moreover, the current public education system is a civil rights disaster. In major Texas cities, failing schools are overwhelmingly located in minority neighborhoods.
 

Throwing money at schools isn’t working. We need another solution—an innovative one. School choice will give parents across the socio-economic spectrum the opportunity to escape these failing schools. The modern education system traps families in their ZIP codes, but SB 3 will empower minority parents to find the best education for their children.

SB 3 is a civil rights bill and aligns with Christian charity.

Chris Gabini



Austin


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