Abbott, House deadlocked over school choice, teacher pay Posted in: Opinions STATE CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTSBy Gary BordersGov. Gregg Abbott and the Texas House are at loggerheads over which will come first — vouchers for parents to pay for private school tuition, or funneling more money to public schools, The Dallas Morning News reported.The House wants money for teacher bonuses and a revamp of public-school accountability passed at the same time as Abbott’s proposed education savings accounts, often referred to as ESAs. The governor insists the House first pass a voucher program. A version of his voucher program has already passed the Senate. The Legislature can’t consider increased school funding or teacher bonuses ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!