The Texas State Board of Education’s reckless decision to divest $8.5 billion from wealth manager BlackRock puts politics above the best interests of our schools and students. Driven by the influence of billionaire oil and gas donors, SBOE Chairman Aaron Kinsey ignored warnings from staff that this move could lead to higher fees and lower returns for the Permanent School Fund.

Texas schools are already critically underfunded, with many districts facing layoffs and closures. We cannot afford to gamble with education dollars to score political points.

Texas schools and taxpayers deserve and demand leaders that put their needs first. Add your name to demand that the SBOE reconsider this decision. The board should base its investment choices on performance and transparency, not political favoritism.

Together, we can hold the SBOE accountable and ensure that education funds are invested wisely for the benefit of all Texas students. Sign the letter today and share this campaign with your networks.