Senate education leader takes up school finance, adds tuition subsidies
Top Senate education leader Larry Taylor took up the House’s major school finance reform bill in committee, but tacked on a controversial provision subsidizing private school tuition for special needs students — a move unlikely to go over well in the House. The Senate Education Committee on Thursday morning held a public hearing on the Senate’s version of House Bill 21, which Taylor, R-Friendswood, said would cost much less than the House version — which has been pegged at around $1.6 billion. Public education advocates who expected to speak in favor of HB 21 ended up switching their position to oppose […]
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