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August 17, 2014

All Points: Vouchers and public education in Texas

With new interim charges from outgoing Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, the state Senate Committee on Education will look at creating tax credits and taxpayer savings grants — both voucher programs — as cornerstones of a new school choice plan that would offer parents an alternative to public education. Are vouchers, which can be used to pay tuition for private and parochial schools, the best way to improve education in Texas, or would they further erode funding for traditional public education?

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