In the upcoming Republican Primary runoff elections, there is one election statewide for the Texas Supreme Court. As I have mentioned here before, I and THSC PAC have endorsed Rick Green in that race. That race will be very important, but for many people it’s not the only race.
One of the runoff races is in House District 127 in Houston in which THSC PAC and I have endorsed Dr. Susan Curling because of her conservative positions and strong support for home schooling and parental rights. Her opponent is a former school board president and is considered conservative by many, so we have had several calls asking why we did not endorse him. Our answer is very simple. He responded to our question that he supports the regulation of home schooling by the state.
In a phone call yesterday, a home school mom in that district told me that Dr. Curling’s opponent had come to her home and when asked about home schooling responded to her husband that he believed that home school parents should be “certified by the state” before they are allowed to teach their children at home. These are positions that are generally taken by Democratic legislators and candidates and supported by the teacher’s unions, not Republicans. When this family invited Curling’s opponent to their home to discuss the issue, he did not rescind his position, and when asked about THSC PAC he acknowledged he responded to the questionnaire and then said he made a follow-up call to our office to be told, “You are a school board member and our enemy.” He did not call our office and we would never have responded in such a manner. This incident not only exposes his opposition to home schooling but calls into question his integrity.
It is safe to say that if Dr. Curling does not win this race, teacher unions and public school advocates may have a friend in HD 127 but home schoolers will not. If you live in the Houston area contact Dr. Susan Curling’s campaign and do what you can to help her get elected. Go to THSC PAC and look for other races in your area, get involved, and vote. Elections matter!