Speak Out Against Special-Ed Vouchers

The House Public Education Committee on Thursday also will hear two special-education voucher bills that deserve our vocal opposition. The bills are HB 1335 and HB 4193 by Rep. Ron Simmons (R-Carrollton). HB 1335 would create “education savings account” vouchers; HB 4193 would create “credit account” vouchers. Both bills have the key elements of a voucher, regardless of their labels and technical mechanisms. They both would transfer public funds to unaccountable private educational service providers without public accountability, all in the name of parental choice. We urge you to write to your legislators now, using the email letter ready and waiting for you on the Texas AFT legislative-action site online.