The Hunt County GOP held a debate for GOP Primary candidates on Feb. 1. I extracted two video segments featuring Sen. Bob Hall and Rep. Cindy Burkett debating the issues of School Choice and Pro-Life. View this portion of the debate between Bob Hall and Cindy Burkett below.
Ms. Burkett’s idea of school choice is to limit choices between schools within a school district and she points to the Garland ISD for her example. She conflates charter schools with private schools, church schools, and home schools. It’s helpful to understand that charter schools have nothing to do with the School Choice issue; charter schools are public schools.
School Choice is Item #147 on the Texas State GOP Platform A which states:
“We believe that all children should have access to quality education. We support the right to choose public, private, charter, or home education. We support the distribution of educational funds in a manner that they follow the student to any school, whether public, private, charter or home school through means of tax exemptions and/or credits.”
Thousands of Texas delegates (including me) from 254 counties approved the platform. The platform serves as a standard by which Republican voters can evaluate lawmakers.
Rep. Burkett repeatedly uses the word “accountability” in her arguments AGAINST School Choice.
Senator Bob Hall points out the obvious, with respect to accountability. Of the 50 of these United States, Texas public schools rank 43rd, nationally. Texas families deserve the freedom to choose what is best for their children.
On the pro-life issue, both are in this camp, but Senator Hall is rated 100% pro-life whereas Rep. Burkett is rated 73%. I ask: can a woman be 73% pregnant?
Rep. Burkett fought the Shaeffer Amendment that would have protected ALL baby Texans in the womb by prohibiting late-term abortions. You can hear for yourself her justification for defeating this truly pro-life legislation.
View the entire 3-hour program from the Hunt County News YouTube channel via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jjK6_jUpxU
Your advantage in this election is both lawmakers have voting records.
Pro-Life voting records via this link: https://www.texasrighttolife.com/texas-right-to-life-relea…/
Learn why the THSC says, “Why Homeschoolers Should Oppose Cindy Burkett for Texas Senate“.
Be sure to register to vote. The last day to register to vote in the upcoming primary election is Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.