With his executive order, Gov. Greg Abbott preserved a system that infringed on Texans’ right to earn an honest living as plumbers and blatantly violated the separation of powers. That should concern every Texan.
Texans are rightly proud of their state's traditions of protecting honest enterprise and private property rights. But surprisingly, it’s an open question if the Texas Constitution allows the state to use its power to pick winners and losers in the marketplace.
The proposed ESA program in House Bill 21 recognizes that there is no one-size-fits-all-approach to educating students. If it is enacted, parents would have the option of using money deposited in their ESA to pay for tuition at accredited private schools, tutoring, special-education therapies, homeschool curriculum, online courses or any combination of those options.