Action Alert: Write NOW about School Funding
At Monday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing, a high-ranking senator stated that he felt no pressure to restore school funding this session because he was not hearing from voters on this issue.
With thousands of students and schools statewide still suffering under the 2011 cuts, we need to your help to be sure all members of both the Senate Finance and House Appropriations committees receive our message loud and clear.
Please take a minute right now to email or call the following members of these two important committees asking them to restore full school funding now. Use your own words or cut and paste the below suggested text:
Subject: Restore full school funding now!
As a Texas voter, I want you to know that our state’s public schools are extremely important to me, my family and my community. That’s why I’m asking you to:
• Restore all funding cuts made by the 2011 Legislature, including funds to address student enrollment growth and inflation.
• Support community-based solutions to improve our public schools
• Limit overuse and misuse of standardized testing
• Resist attempts to privatize Texas public schools, including vouchers or tax credits
• Make outstanding public education a top priority for Texas!
A state district judge has already twice ruled our current school finance system to be inequitable and inadequate. Please do not make over 5 million Texas students wait at the courthouse door for another two years while appeals are played out.
Our children will not get these years back. Please act today to restore all school funding to pre-2011 levels, including funds for student enrollment growth and inflation.
Texas students are our future, and their education is the most important public investment we can make. I hope you will agree with me by supporting these critical measures for Texas schools and families. I look forward to your response.
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Phone calls often carry more weight than emails so if you have time to call your own senator or representative or any of the above committee members please do so. Find out who represents you and get contact information at http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/
Please share this urgent action alert with others who care about public education. Thank you for taking the time to stand up for Texas students, schools and families!