Abbott and O’Rourke Clash on School Choice

As the gubernatorial election heats up, school choice continues to be a hot-topic issue among voters.

As the gubernatorial race heads into the final stretch and the Texas GOP has made school choice a legislative priority, Texas voters have made it clear that they support parental rights in education.

According to a September poll from Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler, 60 percent of Texas voters support school choice, while only 28 percent were opposed.

The school choice system would allow parents to be directly involved in their children’s education and allow them to receive state funding to help enroll their children in the schools they believe best fit their needs.

Recently passed legislation in Arizona, for example, allows families to receive up to $7,000 per child.

Read the full article from Texas Scorecard here.