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Petitioning Governor Rick Perry and 3 others
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This petition will be delivered to:
Governor
Rick Perry
Texas State House
Texas State Senate
Lt. Governor of Texas
David Dewhurst

Texas Legislature: Return $5.4 billion of funding to Texas public schools NOW!

2,406
Supporters

In 2011, the Texas Legislature cut $5.4 billion from Texas public schools, causing massive teacher layoffs, school closures, larger classes, pre-K cuts and reduced services for at-risk children. They made these cuts citing a fiscal emergency - but now we find the revenue projections were wrong, the cuts weren't needed and Texas has an $8.8 billion surplus, along with almost $9 billion in the state's Rainy Day Fund. Yet top state leaders say they don't want to give a dime back this session, except for possibly funding student growth. Funding for Texas schools is now 25% less than it was a decade ago, and relief from court cases could take years. Texas kids can't wait. Act now to fund student growth AND restore $5.4 billion in funding to Texas schools!

 


Letter to
Governor Rick Perry
Texas State House
Texas State Senate
and 1 other
Lt. Governor of Texas David Dewhurst
The most important "economic infrastructure" we can build is the education of our chidlren.

In 2011, the Texas Legislature cut $5.4 billion from Texas public schools, causing teacher layoffs, school closures, larger classes, pre-K cuts and reduced services for at-risk children. These cuts were made citing a fiscal emergency - but now we find the revenue projections were wrong, the cuts weren't needed and Texas has an $8.8 billion surplus, along with almost $9 billion in the state's Rainy Day Fund.

Funding for Texas schools is now 25% less than it was a decade ago, and relief from court cases could take years. We ask you to act NOW and restore $5.4 billion to Texas schools. Our children shouldn't have to wait outside a courthouse door for their future.