Gov. Greg Abbott’s call for a special session is long on diversions and distractions but short on the state funding needed to make real headway on neglected priorities: school finance, education employees’ pay and benefits, and property-tax relief.
Tell your state legislators to ignore these distractions…
- Bathroom-use edicts
- Voucher schemes
- Interference with local policy decisions
And instead focus on…
- Increasing state funding for public schools
- Increasing active and retired education employees’ compensation
- Relieving pressure on local property-tax payers by increasing the state share of school funding.