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FBISD rallies for public schools over vouchers


by David Garvin
The Fort Bend Independent School District board is urging community members and parents to attend the ‘Join One Voice for Texas Public Education’ on the South Steps of the Texas Capitol on Monday, February 27, at 11:00 a.m.
“Please join our coalition and let our legislators know you support public education and oppose school vouchers!” said Kristin Tassin, Fort Bend ISD Board President and attorney.
Fort Bend ISD, Klein ISD, Spring Branch ISD have all passed resolutions of support for the One Voice for Texas Public Education Coalition, and other school districts, organizations and individuals are considering joining as well.
For more than 100 years the Texas PTA has promoted collaboration and engagement of families and educators in the education of Texas children and youth. Texas PTA members work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to broaden and enhance the organization’s ability to serve and advocate for all children and families. By attending Rally Day, PTA voices will be heard and legislators are asked to take action while decisions are being made rather than afterwards when nothing can be done.
One Voice for Texas Public Education Coalition exists to be a collective voice for the support and benefit of all students attending Texas public schools. It is our purpose to ensure that the interests and values of the local community remain at the heart of educational decision-making by advocating for meaningful, equitable accountability that takes into consideration the needs of the student population. Also, they advocate for adequate funding of public schools for the benefit of all Texas students, including the elimination of unfunded mandates passed at the state level.
“We collectively call upon our state legislators to put the interests of Texas children first when voting on legislation and ask for consideration and support of the policy initiatives endorsed by the Coalition,” the coalition writes in their appeal for support.

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