From Texas Standard:
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has made expanding school choice one of his top priorities for the 2017 legislative session.
Patrick tried to pass a private school voucher program when he was a state senator and chairman of the Senate Education Committee, which would have given state money directly to public school students for private school tuition. This session he is working with Texans for Education Opportunity, a conservative nonprofit advocacy organization, to craft the specifics of Senate Bill 3.