Just Fund It Texas! - Public education is the best investment in Texas’s future.

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We, the students, parents, teachers, and taxpayers of Texas call on the state legislature to pay its fair share towards our public schools.

Our education is important; we need substantial funding to support programs that prepare us for college, careers and as citizens of the world.

Furthermore, we need sufficient funding to support and retain our dedicated and hardworking teachers as well as to offer extracurricular activities that provide us with a sense of fulfillment, creativity, and community.

The state currently pays only 38% of all Texas public school funding, while taxpayers are straining to pay for the majority of student needs. That is not acceptable. The state should be paying at least 50%, if not more.  

Taxpayer money intended for the education system needs to stay with the education system. Article 7 of the Texas Constitution requires the Texas legislature to “establish and make suitable provision for the support and maintenance of an efficient system of free public schools”. Without additional funding, the quality of our education is at stake.

We call on the state legislature to take action and provide our public schools with adequate funding. We need you to remember that we, the students, are the best investment in Texas’s future because we are the future.

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P.S. This petition was drafted by Texas high school students concerned about the future of public education in this state (and posted by one of their parents). Please help by signing and sharing this petition and commenting about why we should invest in our Texas public schools. It would help us advocate for change if in the comments you would tell us whether you are a student, parent, teacher, taxpayer or other.

You can learn more about our campaign to encourage our state government to do the right thing at http://JustFundItTX.org. You can email us at info@JustFundItTX.org

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