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Pastor Frederick Haynes from Dallas speaks about choice between education and incarceration at Feb. 23 rally in Austin. Click here to see all speaker videos from the rally.

What's All the Talk About Community Schools?

Save Texas Schools supports Community Schools, a model that is turning around schools in Texas and nationwide. Click here for more info.

What's the Problem with Vouchers?

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School Funding 25% LESS than 10 Years Ago

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Op-Ed in Dallas Morning News: Community Schools for DISD

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House Committee Assignments Announced

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Dear Friends of Save Texas Schools,

The Save Texas Schools Statewide Rally is Coming on Saturday, April 18!

Join thousands of fellow Texans at the State Capitol to tell our legislators that they cannot continue the practice of underfunding and over-testing our schools! We’ll gather at the Capitol from 10 am to Noon, with speakers, including students, teachers and parents, who will tell it like it is to our elected officials from both sides of the aisle. Look for more information soon on speakers and transportation. In the meantime, sign up for the rally here so that we can be in contact.

If you’re in the DFW area, join us for two events on March 27 and 28th:

March 27-Save Texas Schools “Community Schools” Luncheon at First Presbyterian Church in Downtown Dallas. Noon to 1:30. Hear about how the Community School model is turning around struggling schools in Texas and across the nation, while keeping the school in the hands of the local community. Sponsored by Save Texas Schools and Pastors for Texas Children. Click here to register.

March 28th-Save Texas Schools DFW Rally. 11 am to 1 pm at the Tarrant County Courthouse in Downtown Ft. Worth. Speakers include Supt. John Kuhn. RSVP by clicking here. Rally followed by a free showing of “The Texas Promise” documentary at the Ft. Worth Central Library, a short walk from the Courthouse. 2 pm to 4 pm. Contact melharve@gmail.com for more information.

What else is happening with Save Texas Schools?

Hearings on a number of education bills, from Pre-K to letter grades for schools and school districts, are underway, and Save Texas Schools is there to testify. If you’re available to testify as a parent, educator or community member, let us know. Working together a number of education partners, we have submitted bills in both the House and Senate to support the expansion of the “Community School” model in Texas. Look for news about HB 1891 and HB 1892. HB 1891, which would put Community Schools as a model into the Texas Education Code, and would provide it as an alternative pathway to schools facing reconstitution, was the “Bill of the Week” in the Austin Chronicle!

We are also active holding conferences and workshops in Austin, Houston and Dallas over the past month. More are coming!

Donate Today to Save Texas Schools!

Save Texas Schools needs your support to continue the fight for an excellent education for all Texas students. Please help with by making a donation today at http://savetxschools.org/get-involved/make-a-donation/

Thanks for everything you do for Texas schools and kids!

Allen Weeks

Chair, Save Texas Schools