The 2015 legislative session is upon us. And while there haven’t been any committee hearings or votes yet, lawmakers are already beating the drum on a variety of issues. When it comes to education, conservative lawmakers, including Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, are already talking about the idea of school choice for all Texas students.
“Not just the wealthy who can send their children to private school, and not just those who have the mobility to move to the suburbs," Patrick said last week. "But for parents in the inner cities where their children are trapped in failing schools, it is their right to have those same opportunities.”
Patrick thinks one solution is school vouchers. But what are school vouchers? KUT's Kate McGee and Nathan Bernier break down the issue: