Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Statement by Gov. Perry on School Choice Legislation

Friday, March 08, 2013  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding school choice bills including Senate Bill 1575 by Sen. Donna Campbell and Sen. Ken Paxton, Senate Bill 23 by Sen. Dan Patrick, and House Bill 3497 by Rep. Scott Turner:

"Expanding school choice in Texas will empower parents to make decisions in the best interest of their children, and provide an incentive to keep all Texas schools competitive. I applaud these lawmakers for championing legislation that will benefit our students and our schools as well as the employers and industries that depend on our highly competitive workforce."

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