School Choice – The Texas House Education Committee Voting Monday, 15 May 2023

The Texas House Education Committee will be 𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐒𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐑𝐞 𝐬𝐜𝐑𝐨𝐨π₯ 𝐜𝐑𝐨𝐒𝐜𝐞 𝐛𝐒π₯π₯, 𝐒𝐁 πŸ–, on Monday at 8 am!

With respect to SB8, School Choice, may I state the obvious? In general, ALL the families who choose to educate their children at home, outside the government school domain, can afford to do so.

School Choice actually addresses those families that cannot afford to educate their children at home.

Capisci? (Italian lingo for, “Do you understand?)

Is this constitutional? I quote Article 7, Section 1 of the Texas State Constitution:”A general diffusion of knowledge being essential to the preservation of the liberties and rights of the people, it shall be the duty of the Legislature of the State to establish and make suitable provision for the support and maintenance of an efficient system of public free schools.”

Yes, #SchoolChoice is absolutely constitutional.

As a member of the Texas State GOP Platform Committee, I can attest to the grassroots input to our platform and the overwhelming will of the Texas voters for School Choice.

Education funds were not and are not for the preservation of government institutions but for the individual and collective interests of the children of our state.

When a family moves from Dallas to either Rockwall or Royse City, the money follows the child in the form of Average Daily Attendance.

This Sunday morning, I submitted my comment supporting SB8, School Choice, that will be voted on Monday morning, tomorrow.

You can submit your own comments to The Texas House Education Committee via the online House Public Comment form via this link:

Here is a copy of my own comment this morning:

“Whereas the majority of Texas voters are Republican voters, and;
Whereas the Texas State Republican Party Platform was constructed from planks proposed by Republican voters from the Precinct Conventions, through the County and Senate District Conventions and at the Texas State GOP Convention, the platform represents the legislative desires and priorities of the majority of Texas;
Whereas Plank No. 101: School Choice represents the will of the majority of Texas voters,
Therefore, SB-8 should be approved.”

PS: Home Schools are by far much more efficient (dramatically less costly) than government schools.

John White
Rockwall, Texas


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A lifetime (over 50 years) of experiences with automation and control systems ranging from aerospace navigation, radar, and ordinance delivery systems to the world's first robotic drilling machine for the oil patch, to process-control systems, energy management systems and general problem-solving. At present, my focus is on self-funding HVAC retrofit projects and indoor air quality with a view to preventing infections from airborne pathogens.

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