We have a Republican State House and Senate with a Republican Governor and we still can't get SB1 passed. Why, because we have too many politicians that get too much money from the Teachers Union. Both Republicans and Democrats. They are afraid of the Teachers Union, just as they are afraid to pass a "Right to Work" law for fear of losing funding from the other Unions.
The Teachers Union is against SB1. I suspect that they are afraid of competition, and will fight anything that might show, that our present system is in need of reform. God forbid that a failing student in a failing school may find a way to get in a good school and succeed.