Get ready Texas Teachers Rick’s coming after you
For eight years, Rick Perry and House Republicans have been in total control. Over that time, they’ve been desperately trying to cover up the widening funding gap they built into the state’s finances. This year, that crack has become a canyon, and they’ve left Texas in the deepest budget hole in generations – up to $27 billion.
Public schools, colleges, universities, and medical care for the elderly and ill are under greater threat than ever before. It’s a real and potentially devastating emergency. In yesterday’s New York Times, Paul Krugman gives a snapshot of what bad Republican policies have done to Texas children: Read more < click here
Here is our chance to do something.
Save Texas Schools will hold a rally and march at the State Capitol on March 12, 2011. We are expecting thousands of parents, teachers, students, community members, business owners, and faith organizations to attend. And we need YOU there with us!
The proposed legislative cuts to public education funding are unacceptable. Texas – we deserve better. If you agree, stand with us at the capitol on March 12 to say YES to a strong public education system that supports our children, our communities and our future.
A list of speakers and entertainment is in the works for this historic, nonpartisan, family-friendly event. Updates will be posted here as they become available.
Our message will only be heard if we have strength in numbers. Join us to demand that our lawmakers put education first. The future of Texas depends on it!
DATE: Saturday, March 12, 2011
March: 11:00 a.m. starting from 12th & Trinity (1 block east of the Capitol grounds)
Rally: Noon – 2:00 p.m. at the Texas State Capitol on the South Steps, Congress Ave. & 11th St.