The school choice bill hits full committee tomorrow!
on the House Ways and Means committee will debate, and vote on, H. 4894 tomorrow.
They need to hear from you now.
H.4894 is a modest
choice program, primarily supporting low-income students and students with
special needs. The plan offers tax credit funded scholarships for those children
to attend the independent school of their parents' choice.
Last week, as
the bill was passed out of subcommittee, the "Education Lobby" attacked the
proposal vigorously. Jackie Hicks of the SCEA testified about her disgust at the
possibility of students with disabilities leaving public schools
"merely" because their own parents felt those schools weren't serving
the child's needs sufficiently!
Statewide, thousands of emails were
sent to public school employees, on the taxpayers' time and money, coordinating
assaults on the proposal. That's why lawmakers need to hear from you
As the bill moves forward in the legislative process,
these attacks on the sovereignty of parental rights will only worsen. Take a
moment right now; call and email these lawmakers. Press them to vote in
favor of the bill tomorrow -and more importantly- to
aggressively use their position
and influence to see this bill through to
enactment as law.