Texas public education tops debate in campaigns
POSTED: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 7:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 12:09pm
Democrats believe they can win over suburban mothers upset at school budget cuts
Austin — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; public schools are shaping up to become the top issue in the 2014 election campaigns, with Democrats complaining about Republican budget cuts and conservatives calling for more choice and less government involvement in an issue that impacts every Texan.
Democrats complain about cuts in per-pupil spending and low salaries in Texas, while Republicans say there is no correlation between government spending and student success.