Thousands Expected At School Choice Rally In Austin

Texas Capitol Building
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AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) - Thousands of people are expected in downtown Austin this morning for a school choice rally.

This morning's rally is part of a nation-wide movement backing what proponents call 'School Choice,' which includes vouchers offered to parents whose children attend private schools - but who nevertheless pay local school property taxes.

Among the speakers scheduled to talk today are Senator Ted Cruz and Land Commissioner George P. Bush.

Across the country, organizers are planning these rallies in state capitals and other cities. In Austin, more than a dozen organizations and school networks are co-ordinating the effort to get the attention of Texas

The pro-voucher rally begins this morning at 10:00 a.m.