FrankenVoucher Stalks the Children of Texas but Is Beaten by the House of Representatives!

Diane Ravitch's blog

One of the great groups in Texas fighting against the far-right is “Raise Your Hand, Texas.” I am not in 100% agreement with them, since they consider charter schools to be part of public education, failing to recognize that the biggest corporate charter chain in the state is the Harmony chain, which are Gulen schools, run by Turkish nationals who have the chutzpah to take control of public funds meant to educate future citizens.

Nonetheless, Raise Your Hand Texas has produced some absolutely fabulous anti-voucher commercials. Each is very short. I recommend that you watch them.

I expect that these well-produced commercials helped to arouse public opinion against vouchers, which were passed by the Senate but overwhelmingly rejected on Thursday by the House of Representatives. That bipartisan vote made me proud of my native state!

First, Mr. Voucher tried to convince Texans that that Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), tax credit…

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