Houston parents, students rally for school choice

January 28, 2012 8:24:42 PM PST
Houston parents are asking the state to give them more freedom to choose the schools their children attend

Parents and students rallied for school choice Saturday outside KIPP Explore Academy, a charter school in southeast Houston.

State Senator Dan Patrick says thousands of local children want to attend charter schools, but the state has a cap on the number of charter campuses.

He supports legislation to expand the program.

"No child should be robbed of a chance of a quality education because they happen to live in a neighborhood where there's a poor performing school," he said.