One of the advantages to getting my ballot by mail is that I got to look at the propositions and think about them before I voted for or against.
There are seven proposition on this ballot.
- Right to a 21st century public education: Should everyone in Texas have the right to quality public education from pre-k to 12th grade, and affordable college and career training without the burden of crushing student loan debt?
- Student loan debt: Should everyone in Texas have the right to refinance student loan debt with the federal reserve at a 0% interest rate, as relief for the crushing burden of debt and an investment in the next generation of Americans?
Like most things with politics these days these questions are couched in absolutes.
For example you might agree that our children should have a right to a quality public education from pre-k to 12th grade (I believe they do today, now that I think about it). You might even believe that they should get college and career training without having to take on student loans.
Then again you might not believe that “everyone in Texas” should get these things. Examples might include retired people or citizens of other states and countries that come to Texas just for the free education.
Proposition 2 does not make sense to me. Texans cannot tell the federal reserve what to do. Texans could set up a taxpayer supported student loan system offers an interest rate of 0% however.
We deserve better