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Saturday, June 4, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Action Alerts from TEXAS Foward and Kids Well:
Today, the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees held public hearings on budget-related bills that affect every Texan. They are busy underfunding education and health care, and they are hoping you won't notice. Nine out of 10 Texans in a recent poll oppose cutting public education and children's health care, yet that's exactly what this budget does. What's more:
- Over twice as many Texas voters oppose these cuts as oppose using the Rainy Day Fund.
- Only 1 voter in 10 opposes all the revenue-raising measures the Texas Legislature opposes.
It is time for state leaders to stop being out of touch and start representing the views of the vast majority of Texans!
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
When It Comes to Budget Cuts in Texas Public Schools…
Look at the Numbers
Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, killed completion of a proposed 2012-13 state budget that would take $4 billion out of Texas public school.
To get an idea of what this looks like for your school, go to:
From: Center for Public Policy Priorities <email@example.com>
Quote from Allen Weeks:
"I have no illusion that things will drastically change until we elect a new set of pro-education legislators. However, it is vital that we make sure people know how this legislature has betrayed our schools, leaving billions on the table that should have been used to preserve thousands of teaching jobs for no other good reason than their desire to shrink public education."
Mark Your Calendars- Save Texas Schools Statewide Conference
July 15 6-9 pm
July 16 8 am -4 pm
Austin, Texas (venue to be announced)
More information: savetxschools.org