Texas Kids Can't Wait
Equity, Adequacy, Excellence
Our kids need you today.
Judge Dietz has ruled that Texas's school funding system is outdated, inadequate, inequitable, and unconstitutional. On top of that, state leaders cut $5.4 BILLION from education budgets in the 2011-2013 biennium. We adults must hold the policy makers accountable. The 83rd Legislative Session started in January 2013. Our children, their future, the future of Texas, and our democracy are at stake. NOW! Kids can't wait. Their time is NOW!
One of our major strategies is to provide information so that all interested Texans can learn how the Texas school funding system works--and how it does not work for the vast majority of our kids. We will conduct public forums and communicate in as many ways as possible to spread the word. Watch the interview video below for more information:
We are convinced that nothing will substantially change without grassroots political organization and action. Another strategy, therefore, is to teach our members how to be effective advocates for an improved funding system for all Texas children. Our goals include (1) equitable funding, (2) adequate funding, (3) funding to cover inflation and new students, and (4) taxpayer equity. We also oppose all efforts to privatize public schools. Click on the "Advocacy" page in our menu for a list of bills relating to education and funding that have been filed by legislators for the 2013 session. This page will be continually updated.
Start making a difference today by joining Texas Kids Can't Wait! Go to the "Contact" page and send us an email that includes your contact information--name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address. And/or send us an email to request information, to schedule a public forum, or to provide information. Follow us on Twitter @txkidscantwait . Also, please "LIKE" our Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/texaskidscantwait. You can email us directly at email@example.com.