“At least two of the Republican candidates running for the Texas State Board of Education indicated in a conservative voter’s guide that they don’t believe the Texas State Board of Education should have any authority over how children are educated.
Both Eric Mahroum (R) and Lady Theresa Thombs (R) “disagree” that it “is the government’s responsibility to be sure children are properly educated.” Incumbent Pat Hardy (R) joined the pair in “strongly agree[ing]” that “the more people [who] live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.”
The three “strongly agree[d] that “free market competition for education dollars” would be preferable to a “government monopoly” on education. TFN Insider noted that “‘free market competition’ is the core argument for private school vouchers, which take tax dollars from public schools to pay tuition for students admitted to private and religious schools.”"* Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick?! TYT Sports), Gina Grad (The Gina Grad Show) and Jarrett Sleeper (Totally Clevver) break it down on The Young Turks.
*Read more here from Scott Kaufman / Raw Story: