School Choice Bill Pitches Savings Accounts, Tax Credit Scholarships

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a former Senate Education Committee chairman, has championed private school choice legislation since his first session as a state senator in 2007.

By Kate McGeeJanuary 31, 2017 12:29 pm| ,

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick left a place open for one of his big priorities this legislative session – what he calls school choice, and what detractors describe as vouchers.

But now that we’re getting a good look at the details, those descriptions don’t quite seem to capture what amounts to a new Texas two-step when it comes to a long using public money for private education. KUT Austin’s Kate McGee takes it apart.