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Robert Braeking

Point the first: Lena Hidalgo has no authority to stop schools from reopening.

Point the second: Children are the least vulnerable to the covid and, if infected, recover quickly with mild to no symptoms.

Point the third: It would behoove the schools to re-open to avoid the realization of home-schooling parents to the quality of education and level of indoctrination that their children are receiving in public school.

Point the fourth: Failure to open schools on time will open the floodgates to voucher programs for those parents opting to seek alternatives to public schools.

Bailey Jones

It seems obvious that this should be a local decision.

Ted Gillis

I have a question. Who administers the voucher program, the state or the local ISD’s?

Robert Braeking

Ted, Who supplies the money? Both state and local.

Carlos Ponce

Texas has no school voucher program. In 2017 Larry Taylor proposed SB3, "AN ACT relating to the establishment of an education savings account program and a tax credit scholarship and educational expense assistance program."

See text at

https://legiscan.com/TX/text/SB3/2017

Robert Braeking

"Texas has no school voucher program" Understood but not impossible to overcome. It may take a while to enact but the legislature meets every 2 years.

Ted Gillis

Carlos answered my question. Thanks

Friend or foe, he is a great resource for this forum.

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