Texas Can Do Better than restoring 28 cents for every $1 cut from public education last legislative session.
On Wednesday, March 20, the Texas Senate will consider passage of the 2014-2015 budget. As of now, the Senate spending bill, SB 1, restores only 28 cents on the dollar, or $1.5 billion, of the $5.4 billion cut from public schools in 2012-2013. That means cuts of $3.9 billion would continue for the 2014-2015 biennium under this version of the state budget.
Send your email now, and call your state senator to let him or her know that with growing state revenue and a massive $12 billion Rainy Day Fund, restoring 28 cents on the dollar is a shameful response to the loss of thousands of teachers, the closing of neighborhood schools, and overcroweded classrooms.
Tell them to "Fix it or Vote NO!" on SB 1.
Send an email NOW!
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