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Public school funding debate

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Austin, TX - The public opinion battle over expanded school vouchers continues to intensify in Texas.

The coalition for public schools is scheduled to hold a briefing today on the subject.

Democrats are pushing for last year's five point two billion in cuts from public schools to be rolled back.

But at least one Republican is proposing expanding charter schools and allowing parents to send their kids to private schools using vouchers instead.