Simpson tells Longview ISD trustees he doesn’t support school vouchers
POSTED: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 1:33pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 1:44pm
Longview, TX — Longview’s state lawmaker said Tuesday that he is not in favor of a voucher system for public schools.
Republican Rep. David Simpson was questioned repeatedly by Longview school board members about his stance on a voucher system that could pull students from public schools and see them in private institutions.
Trustee Troy Simmons was the most pointed in his questioning during Monday night’s meeting.
“Would you and the group (of newly-elected legislators) publicly state that you aren’t in favor of vouchers and privatizing public education?” Simmons asked.
“I’m opposed to vouchers,” Simpson said to the school board for about the third time Monday night. “I’m in favor of public money going to public purposes.”
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