Public schools are open to all students regardless of race, religion or ability. They are a unifying force in our society. Private school vouchers undermine our public schools by funneling desperately needed public resources away from them to fund the education of a few students at private, religious schools.
The Texas legislature is back in a special session called by Governor Greg Abbott (R) and the Senate has wasted no time passing troubling measures.
Despite the many recent studies that have “dismal" results for private-school voucher programs, President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos continue to push for them.