It’s a good time to be a conservative in Texas. For the first time in any Texan’s lifetime, liberals are concerned with the care and feeding of high school football in Texas. Oh, the hilarity.
The San Marcos Mercury reported on a progressive advocacy group called “Progress Texas” running ads, not for “save the whales”, but for “save the lineman”. This progressive advocacy group has taken up the cause of the Texas high school football player.
Strange, right? Remember when progressives were freaks, conservatives were squares, and jocks were Team Square’s leading men? My how times have changed.
Progress Texas is the latest project of Texas liberal activist Matt Glazer. One of their primary projects right now is forcing the implementation of ObamaCare and promoting green energy. Green energy has the destruction of Texas’s outstanding oil and gas industry as a necessary condition for its success. Glazer recently worked on a well-funded project to win control of the Texas House for Democrats for the 82nd Legislature so they could control redistricting. They ended up with the fewest House democrats in history.
In reality, liberals could care less about Texas high school football. This is a cynical attempt to throw red meat to conservative football-loving Texans, hoping to make them oppose the improvement of their children’s schools by scaring them about the future of Texas high school football.
These progressives also happen to be wrong in the point they are making. Not that it’s a good idea, but school vouchers open up the possibility of opening football super-schools. Talent from all over a region could pool at a new voucher-accepting private school.
Schools could also have a special emphasis on math, science, art, great books, business, or other disciplines. Schools could work from a base of traditional values instead of the radical progressive paradigm Texas children are subjected to now.With vouchers, parents get to set priorities.
School vouchers would create new schools to compete with public schools all over the state, and all schools will improve as a result. Existing private schools could elect not to take vouchers in order to avoid having any new requirements, and it is likely many would. But vouchers would open a new market for private voucher schools to spring up everywhere with parent-pleasing policy, forcing public schools to improve or shrink or both. Texas students would be the beneficiaries, and parents would finally get a say.