FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 5, 2023
Texas AFT President Zeph Capo commented today on Gov. Greg Abbott’s proclamation announcing a third special legislative session to begin Monday, Oct. 9. The call explicitly includes private school vouchers but makes no mention of badly needed funding increases for Texas public schools.
“It’s our mistake. We should have rented trucks to tell the governor to fund public education. Unfortunately, we were busy taking care of students in the very schools the governor seems content to let crumble.”
The Texas American Federation of Teachers represents 66,000 teachers, paraprofessionals, support personnel, and higher-education employees across the state. Texas AFT is affiliated with the 1.7-million-member American Federation of Teachers and the AFL-CIO.