Anthony: Tax-credit initiative is budgetary sleight of hand

Yet again, proponents of legislation creatively dubbed the "tax credit scholarship" (SB 4/HB 1043) continue the fancy footwork in attempts to persuade colleagues and taxpayers this proposal is not a school voucher. Given that the Texas Legislature has repeatedly and resoundingly rejected school vouchers, this gambit is not surprising. A "school voucher" is any scheme by which the state, directly or indirectly, diverts money from its coffers, or that it would otherwise collect in taxes, to subsidize private schools.

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Bill Ratliff: Bill doesn’t solve home-rule law’s problems; it makes them worse

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Another voice: Rating performance or punishing poverty?

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Anthony: A voucher by another name is still a bad idea

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Anthony: School takeover proposals have pitfalls that should concern Texans

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2015: An Agenda for Public Education

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Commentary: RGV principal in Harvard leadership program

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No matter what you call them, vouchers don’t work

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Hamilton: Tax credits a smokescreen for school vouchers

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Testing Requires Accountability Review

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