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Without new leadership that makes public education a real priority, we cannot build the future we want to see: one with public schools funded and supported to thrive.  

2024 is a presidential election year, with consequential down-ballot races across a Texas where:

  • Public schools are struggling to survive without any new funding from the state since 2019.
  • Constantly disrespected by those in power, dedicated teachers and school staff are streaming for the exits.
  • A flurry of bad bills from the 88th Legislature are now law, infringing on the freedom to learn and threatening our neighborhood schools.
  • Our governor is waging war on legislators from his own party who stood against his school privatization schemes.

If this state’s 700,000 public school employees — along with their higher education and retired peers — don’t vote, this crisis will not change.

Voters in some parts of Texas will have the opportunity to vote in two consequential elections in May. May 4 is Election Day for municipal elections, including some school boards, local offices, and three new seats on property appraisal district boards in larger counties. May 28, meanwhile, is the date for runoff elections for primary races left undecided in March.

May 4 Municipal Election

April 4

Voter registration deadline

April 22-30

Early voting period

May 4

Election Day

May 28 Primary Runoffs

April 29

Voter registration deadline

May 20-24

Early voting period

May 28

Election Day

What kind of Texas schools will we choose?

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We are fighting for the investment our kids need to thrive, and that means real solutions like community schools with wraparound services, experiential learning opportunities, support for children’s (and families’) emotional stability and security, and an environment designed to create joyful, confident readers. This isn’t “radical indoctrination”; it’s investing in our future, and we can it this year. 

… or That

Illustration of a crumbling school building, padlocked on the front door. The name of the school is Abbott's Elementary.

Texas spends around $3,314 less per student than the national average each year. That’s roughly $18 billion less spent on Texas public schools than elsewhere in the United States, even though Texas has the world’s eighth-largest economy. We can afford thriving schools. Instead, Gov. Greg Abbott wasted five legislative sessions last year trying to jam through a private school voucher scam.   

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