Texas Tribune wrote a couple of articles in the past few days investigating a tale of letters being sent from supposed supporters of school choice to their legislators through an organization called Texans for Education Opportunity. Of course, this news surprises the so-called supporters as they have no affliation with the pro-school choice group, have no recollection of ever sending the letters, and do not support ESAs. Thousands of letters were sent to legislators of rural districts asking them to vote in support of school choice bills, but the letters were postmarked from Austin. The legislators became suspicious and contacted some of their constituents to confirm whether they had sent the letters. Read the article attached below.
Is there no limit to the duplicitous tactics some people will use to dupe legislators and their voters? Don’t be fooled, y’all. School choice isn’t about providing better educational opportunities for your kids. It’s about outsiders wanting access to your tax dollars to create and fund their “school choice” options (e.g. private schools funded with tax money, private digital curriculum, private online schools, new special needs providers, etc.). It’s not about educational opportunity. This is an organized, well-funded campaign to allow activists to swoop in to siphon off public funds to line their own pockets. They’re not concerned about your loss of freedom as a homeschooler or whether your local school is successful or not. They don’t care about your parental right to determine your child’s education. It’s about the dollar (and control) for them. Still not sure? Check out the screenshot that our friend, Alice Lanahan, was kind enough to share with us. These folks were invited guests to testify at the Senate Education Committee public hearing on SB3 on March 21st. Your senators invited these outside activists to testify in support of taking your tax money from public schools and putting them in their pals’ own wallets, while slapping more regulations and oversight on to private schools (including homeschoolers). Don’t forget the rich datamining opportunities, too! Mad yet?
Let me refresh your memory about where some of the money to push “school choice” is coming from. Names sound familiar? (Again, thanks to Alice for sharing. I think Ms. Truesdell may have a hand in this diagram, as well)