Texas Senate Passes Bill to Provide Subsidies for Private Education

Last Thursday, the Senate voted to approve SB 3, a bill that would authorize the creation of subsidy programs for families who choose to homeschool their children or send them to private school.

According to the Texas Tribune, the controversial bill would allow families who fit certain geographic and economic criteria and decide to opt out of the public education system access to an education savings account, through which they can access public funds for private school and homeschooling expenses. The bill would also provide tax credits for businesses who donate to state-approved scholarship programs.

The bill now heads to the House, where it is not expected to pass. Read full coverage from the Texas Tribune.

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