FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 31, 2023
Texas AFT President Zeph Capo commented today on Gov. Greg Abbott’s proclamation expanding the rapidly ending third special session agenda to include school funding.
“You can drizzle the poison pill with honey, but it’s still poison. No deal on taxpayer-funded vouchers, which have failed children in dozens of states before, is acceptable. No attempt to sweeten the pot will make the piece-by-piece destruction of public education palatable. There is no room for compromise on this issue.”
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.