School Choice a Huge Political Winner in Texas

Nine Incumbent School Choice Opponents Ousted By Voters from State Legislature

Washington, D.C. – The Invest in Education Coalition, a national school choice advocacy organization, released a statement today following Texas’ primary runoff election results where nine of thirteen incumbent state legislators who voted against Governor Abbott’s school choice measures last year were defeated in the primaries. 

The following statement is attributable to Angela Flood, President & CEO of the Invest in Education Coalition. 

“Parents sent a clear and powerful message in Texas during the primary and run-off elections that that they overwhelmingly want school choice and will hold those politicians who oppose giving parents the power to determine the best education for their children accountable at the ballot box.

“There is clearly tremendous support among voters for Governor Greg Abbott’s school choice measures and these election results should be a wake-up call for politicians across Texas from local school boards to the state’s congressional delegation. 

“Congress is soon likely to consider a federal school choice tax credit, the Educational Choice for Children Act (ECCA), which would complement the Governor’s school choice proposal and provide additional purchasing power for parents to find the best educational opportunity for their children. Many Members of Congress in Texas have already signed on as co-sponsors and I would hope these election results will provide the incentive for more to support the ECCA for the benefit of Texas – and all of America’s – families.”

For more information about the Educational Choice for Children Act (ECCA) in Congress and Invest in Education Coalition, please visit