Austin, TX — Texas House Democrats rolled out our education plan for Texas students, teachers, and schools. The plan includes full-day pre-kindergarten, increased funding per student, raises for our teachers, a mental health professional in every school, $14.5 billion added to school funding, and $1.7 billion tax cut for homeowners. [Texas House Democratic Caucus, February 21, 2019]
Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“Texas Democrats believe that everyone has a fundamental right to a quality, public education. It’s that simple. Your zip code should never determine your destiny. Every child should have the opportunity to succeed – not just a select few. A world-class education system is a moral imperative and an economic necessity.
“We’re proud of our Democratic champions in the Texas House who introduced real solutions for Texas students, teachers, and schools. This is the big, bold leadership that Texas needs.”