(Community Matters) “Taxpayer Savings Grants,” sound like the secret, opening battle cry for a movement to privatize Texas’ public education. Texas Tribune: Senate Hearing Tackles Vouchers, School Choice
their draft persuasive frame: “would result in a savings to the state of $2 billion over the next biennium.” We ought to be looking into who stands to make millions, possibly billions if privatized and work backwards. I would be shocked if a couple of usual feeders at the trough aren’t already there.
“Any gap between the cost of tuition and what students received from the grant could be made up with philanthropy or scholarships,” so wrong. Philanthropy was already stretched trying to supplement unmet needs even before the last $5.3 billion in cuts to Texas public education. We’re stretched beyond thin now.
Update: A reader’s comment included: High school principals have changed their goal from preparing students for life (a difficult goal), and are now aiming much lower and preparing them for college.