A-F Talking Points
Letter to Parents
Letter to Community Leaders
Open Letter to Legislators
85th Legislature convenes - Jan. 10, 2017
85th Legislature adjourns - May 29, 2017
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View letter from The Coalition of Public Schools here.
May 23, 2017
To Whom It May Concern:
We, the undersigned organizations, encourage House members to oppose any action that would enable the Senate-passed version of House Bill 21 (HB21) to become law. We oppose this bill for the following reasons:
For these reasons, we vigorously encourage House members to oppose any effort to approve HB21 as it passed the Senate with and any effort to include an ESA or any other form of a private school voucher in HB21 or any other bill. The list of organizations signing on to this letter is attached.
Charles Luke, Ed.D.
Coalition for Public Schools
ORGANIZATIONS OPPOSING CSHB 21
Texas School Coalition
American Association of University Women
American Civil Liberties Union of Texas
American Jewish Committee
American Jewish Congress
Americans for Religious Liberty
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Association of Texas Professional Educators
Center for Public Policy Priorities
Delta Kappa Gamma Texas
Fast Growth School Coalition
Friends of Texas Public Schools
Jewish Federation of San Antonio Community Relations Council
League of Women Voters of Texas
Make Education a Priority
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
National Council of Jewish Women
Pastors for Peace
Pastors for Texas Children
People for the American Way Foundation
Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented
Texas Association of Community Schools
Texas Association of Mid-size Schools
Texas Association of School Administrators
Texas Association of School Boards
Texas Association of Secondary School Principals
Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission
Texas Classroom Teachers Association
Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education
Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association
Texas Freedom Network
Texas Kids Can’t Wait
Texas Latino Education Coalition
Texas Retired Teachers Association
Texas Rural Education Association
Texas School Public Relations Association
Texas State Teachers Association
Texas Senate Bill 3
Public schools AREN’T “failing” – don’t believe the hype.
Keep Our Public School Dollars In Our Public Schools
Should you wish to contact your state representatives, below is a simple, suggested script that is suitable either for an email or a phone message:
“Hi, my name is _________. I’m e registered voter residing at __________ in _______, Texas. My phone number is __________. I am against any state voucher plan, savings grants, or any program that diverts public tax dollars to private entities, homeschool students, or parents with little or no academic or financial accountability to the state, taxpayers, or local communities.”
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A-F is anything but transparent. The state has indicated that they want a simplified system that provides more transparency but this is nothing more than yet another accountability system (piled on top of multiple other accountability systems) that is anything but transparent.
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