The truth about vouchers
Dear dedicated leaders and professional educators –
Today is Educator Voting Day! We hope that our state sees floods of teachers and educators at the polls. We have a great video to motivate you today.
This is the third video email message brought to you by ATPE’s Teach the Vote, Friends of Texas Public Schools, and Pastors For Texas Children.
Today's brief video message is so important for us to hear and understand. Suzi Kennon, president of Texas PTA, tells us that plans for private school vouchers are what's really behind all the attacks on public education, and she explains why vouchers will not work. We hope you will watch her message and share it far and wide!
Teachers, superintendents, bus drivers, custodians, coaches, nurses, and every other support staff segment of our Texas public schools have risen courageously to the all-important task of loving and serving our children, no matter what unexpected challenges you face. No one has stepped up bigger than you and your colleagues during the last two years to lead our communities through the uncertainty that has been the Covid-19 pandemic.
Follow along here with our series where the videos will be posted as they are released. If you missed the first two videos in this series, make sure to see the first one with Leslie Milder and the second with Chris Wallace.
Many have asked us, "How do we know which candidates are supportive of public education?" Fortunately, ATPE has a resource just for this! Check out their Teach the Vote website, enter your address, and find each candidate's answers to a public education survey.
Also, our close partner, Texas Educators Vote, has developed an awesome resource that lets you explore "Who does what in public education." You can search by position or by issue, and find out which elected positions you want to focus on when you vote and when you advocate.
Lastly, early voting is going on already. Find your polling place and times here, along with a sample ballot, and remind your friends that they can make a difference for Texas schoolchildren by casting a ballot in support of public education!
Be encouraged, our friends. We are behind you in prayer and gratitude!
-Friends of Texas Public Schools
-Association for Texas Professional Educators (ATPE)