Texas Senate passes charter school bill

Texas Senate passes charter school bill
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 6:42pm

A charter school bill has passed the Texas Senate. It will tighten regulations making it easier to close "bad" charters. The bill also puts a cap on the number of charters at 305 by the year 2019, and encourages dropout recovery for charters that serve those populations. However, what it doesn't cover is a private school voucher system which was the aim for legislators this session.

It's an issue Senator Jose Rodriguez opposed, saying "I fully support public education and will continue to fight for that. Just today we heard proposals to add public education funding in this session. We must find a way to get there."

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