On the Friday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, Michael Quinn Sullivan from Empower Texans talked with Chad Hasty about some of the big issues being brought up in the Texas state legislature.

Education continues to be a hot button issue in the legislature, particularly the topic of charter schools. Sullivan said that Senator Dan Patrick has a few ideas that could completely revamp the charter school system in Texas.

"Around the country, charter schools are non-controversial, they're high performing, and they do great work. It's only really in Texas where charter school have been maligned, and then left kind of half withering on the vine through really bad public policy when they were put in place two decades ago. Dan Patrick is trying to fix that, and trying to make the charter schools into viable public school choice options."

Sullivan pointed out that, while the naysayers of charter school have no trouble pointing out the flaws with charter school, they're completely silent on the exact same problems in public schools. He also added that education policy should really be all about educating the children and preparing them to compete in the global market. Sullivan also talked about Medicaid, saying that Governor Rick Perry probably wouldn't cave in to pressure to expand Medicaid.

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