Texas Tribune: Ted Cruz sends school choice letter to every Republican in Texas Legislature

By Staff / Mar 9, 2017

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is wading deeper into the school choice battle at the Texas Capitol.

Cruz, who does not often weigh in on specific legislation in Austin, sent a letter to every fellow Republican in the Texas House and Senate on Thursday urging them to make Texas the next state that gives parents taxpayer dollars to send their children to private or religious schools, or educate them at home.

“There is no political, social, policy or moral excuse for delaying what Florida, Arizona, Indiana, Nevada and many other states have already done,” wrote Cruz according to a copy of the letter obtained by the Tribune. “Pass a school choice program now that allows parents to design an education that is best for their children.”

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