I'm Speaking Out and Standing Together with Supporters of Public Education

State Legislators, Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick

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This school year, we intend to organize educators to:

1) Show solidarity in our pledge to vote for public education supporters in the primary runoffs and November general election.

2) Show legislators, the governor and the lieutenant governor that we won't take "no" for an answer to these demands:

* An increase in the state contribution to public education funding, including a significant increase in state per-pupil funding.

* A state-funded pay raise for all school employees.

* An increase in the contribution of state funds for health care for retired and active public school employees, and an increase in the state contribution rate for school employee pensions.

* A fix to the punitive accountability system by eliminating the A-F ratings and repealing the law that lets the Texas Education Agency take over school districts.

* A "Time Out" for charter school expansion until the state addresses issues over loss of funding to districts and charter school transparency/accountability.



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To: State Legislators, Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick
From: [Your Name]

We the undersigned stand together to ask for your pledge to do the following in the next legislative session beginning in January, 2019:

* An increase in the state contribution to public education funding, including a significant increase in state per-pupil funding.

* A state-funded pay raise for all school employees.

* An increase in the contribution of state funds for health care for retired and active public school employees, and an increase in the state contribution rate for school employee pensions.

* A fix to the punitive accountability system by eliminating the A-F ratings and repealing the law that lets the Texas Education Agency take over school districts.
​* A "Time Out" for charter school expansion until the state addresses issues over loss of funding to districts and charter school transparency/accountability.