Who We Are

What is Save Texas Schools?

Save Texas Schools is a nonpartisan statewide volunteer coalition of parents, students, educators, business leaders, concerned citizens, community groups and faith organizations. Our goal is to encourage our state’s elected officials to support quality public education for ALL Texas students, pre-K to college.

What Does Save Texas Schools Stand For?

Looking ahead, Save Texas Schools urges all candidates and state leaders to support the following urgent actions:

  • Increase funding for all Texas public schools this session using the basic allotment. The state needs to pay its fair share, not balance school budgets on the backs of local property taxpayers.
  • Revise school finance laws to provide fair and sufficient funding for all Texas students.
  • Say no to vouchers or similar schemes that would divert scarce public dollars to unaccountable private schools and programs.
  • Reduce the amount of time Texas students spend on high-stakes standardized testing. Tests should diagnose, not punish.
  • Reject the flawed A-F rating system for grading public schools.
  • Use positive, community-based solutions to support and improve struggling schools and students.


Who We Are

Advisory Committee
Chairs, Allen Weeks, Gabriel Estrada and Susan Moffat


  • Suvi Aika
  • Tom Archer
  • Dana Brewer
  • Joey Cardenas
  • Chad Chadwell
  • Tom Cummins
  • Sue Diegaard
  • Christine Fougerousse
  • Kristine Garana
  • Joshua Greene
  • Roger Isom
  • Penny Wright James
  • Martianne Johnson
  • Mike Jones
  • John Kuhn
  • Lou McCreary
  • Michael Messer
  • Dinah Miller
  • Leesa Monroe
  • Aurelio Montemayor
  • Cindy Offut
  • Shelley Potter
  • Bobby Rigues
  • Jason Sabo
  • Cissy Sanders
  • Alfredo Santos
  • Philip Tryon
  • Lucian Villasenor
  • Hilary Whitfield
  • Elizabeth Wirth