While TER and Raise Your Hand each supported the charter school and virtual education bills that eventually passed during the last legislative session, in both cases, Raise Your Hand successfully pushed versions that significantly limited the reach of initial proposals backed by TER.
A spokesman for Raise Your Hand Texas declined to comment for this story.
Raise Your Hand
Texas is designed to protect the institution, not what's best for kids.
The reference to the group was not the first made on the House floor - or in legislative hearings - and it shows the muscle Raise Your Hand has flexed in a legislative session in which many school choice advocates had high hopes for sweeping reforms.
Founded in 2006 by the San Antonio grocery mogul Charles Butt, Raise Your Hand Texas has become a seasoned lobbying force on education issues at the Capitol.
But the bill only cleared the Senate after Patrick agreed to put restrictions on the growth of the charter schools, in response to concerns raised by Raise Your Hand about the state's ability to properly monitor such a rapid increase.
As soon as you raise your hands
you know it's going to be a red and he's 100 per cent wrong.
I know now you can't raise your hands
because it could mean a red card.
He said: "If you raise your hands
, referees are going to send you off but it was handbags stuff.
That sign is to raise your hands
(and the Raccoon Circle) above your heads and yell, 'Yessssssssss
From a Reuters on-line report datelined New Delhi: "An Indian guru has a remedy for investors to tackle tension: Raise your hands
and declare you're happy.
Everyone knows nowadays you can't raise your hands
at an opponent.
O'Leary said: "I had a right go at him because if you raise your hands you are leaving yourself open to the referee.
For me it is not a debate - there is a new edict this year if you raise your hands you are off, and the referee failed to do that.