School Choice Rally Tuesday in Austin

A big crowd expected at the capitol Tuesday as thousands gather for the annual school choice rally.

Organizer Brendan Steinhauser says joining supporters of school choice, Governor Greg Abbott and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick.

“We really believe that we should put the power back into the hands of the people so they can make the best decisions for their families.”

Steinhauser anticipates about 4,000 people, educators, parents and students will be at the rally.

Hear more from Steinhauser

The March begins at 10 on the east lawn of the capitol with a rally on the south steps starting at 10:30. Among those expected there is Allan Parker at the Justice Foundation.

We talked to him about why he feels it’s important and whether or not it will ever happen.

“It’s an exciting time in Texas and I think that it’s almost inevitable now that we’re going to get school choice in this session of the legislature.”

Parker feels having school choice would be beneficial to San Antonio’s bottom line.

“San Antonio would see an economic rebirth in some of it’s areas of town that are served by low performing schools. School choice, is the consumer protection protection and empowerment mechanism, which would make the Government monopoly respond to the needs of students, instead of the needs of bureaucracy.”

More of Parker’s thoughts on school choice




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