But at the same time, we witnessed a groundswell of support for public education. More than 13,000 people rallied on the Capitol steps in March 2011, demanding that lawmakers make education a priority.
School districts are reeling from the cuts of 2011, but now is not the time to rest. It is time for action. It's critically important for administrators to talk with parents, teachers, community leaders and locally elected officials on issues that impact Texas public schools. Those audiences need to understand the implications of decisions made at the state level, and how those decisions are impacting students.We'd like to see every legislator be contacted by TASA members on crucial education issues prior to the next legislative session. To help, TASA has developed materials with statewide information regarding school finance, accountability, state budget matters and other issues. You'll find those materials here and we'll continue to update them as issues arise, offering ammunition to fend off the frequent attacks from those who seem focused on dismantling public education.
|Grassroots Talking Points|
|What You Can Do Now||State Budget and Finance Data||Facts about STAAR™||Challenges in Shifting Demographics||Explaining School Finance|
|Any way you slice it, |
schools are losing funding
|Debunking the myth that Texas public schools employ too many people||Misperceptions about 1:1||Reasons to Oppose Voucher Programs||Texas Public School Statistics|
|TRS: A Strong Economic Driver in Texas||Providing Vital Support for Districts||Charter Schools||Taxpayer Savings Grants|
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