Two Steps You Can Take to Influence Legislators
Academic scholarships can transform the lives of students, and open a world of opportunities for them. To influence legislators to advocate for Texas families and advance parental rights, the Texas Home School Coalition (THSC) is part of a group of organizations pushing Senate Bill 4, the Education Tax Credit Bill, which allows for school choice.
Why do over 80 percent of Republican primary voters endorse school choice?
Thousands of low-income parents dream of sending their children to private schools, but lack the funds to follow through on their wishes. Opportunities abound for Texans with the ability to choose the education that best fits their children, but for too many Texans these options are not a financial reality.
The Education Tax Credit Bill opens a door to funding countless new scholarships by Texas businesses. The Education Tax Credit Scholarship allows Texas businesses to invest in the future of our state through a simple process: a business donates money to a non-profit that funds scholarships for K-12 education and, in return, the business receives a tax credit for its donation. These donations fund students with educational needs, and empower parents to make the best decisions for their children without worrying about the financial cost. These scholarships are not just designed to increase enrollment at private schools, but also to fund tutoring and academic programs for children who stay in public school, granting Texas parents choices no matter where they enroll their children.
Texas parents deserve the opportunity to have choices about their children’s schools, and this bill (SB 4) lays out these options and provides the monetary stability to fund families’ choices. It protects parental freedoms and rewards students for excellence.
Please contact your House representatives to support the Education Tax Credit Bill (SB 4) and all related school choice amendments being brought to the House floor on May 14. These amendments provide school choice for urban areas, tie local school funding with additional opportunities, as well as support the Education Tax Credit Bill. We need your support to gather votes!
Two Simple Steps to Support School Choice:
Please email your representative today.
- If you are not sure whom to contact, here is a resource to help you find your legislators.
- You can support school choice with this quick sample by cutting and pasting it in your email to your representative:
“I am contacting you to ask you to vote yes on all school choice amendments being brought to the House floor on May 14. Please also talk to Chairman Bonnen about allowing SB 4 to be heard in his committee. Texas families deserve choices, and school choice gives Texas students the best education possible. Thank you for supporting school choice!”
Our representatives need to hear from you that Texas parents deserve education options. Your support will make the difference in Keeping Texas Families Free.
Do you support THSC? Since 1986, THSC has fought to Keep Texas Families Free. You can rest assured, THSC will stand by members to continue protecting the rights of home school families. Is your home school family protected? Join or support THSC today!