The status quo is
not good enough.
The Texas identity has always been defined by lofty ideals and a never-ending pursuit of greater opportunity and prosperity for our citizens. Yet, the rapidly changing demographics of our student population and the increasingly competitive environment beyond the classroom create profound challenges for our schools, and our state.
While American schools have made incremental improvements in student achievement over the last few decades, other countries have experienced exponential gains. For too long, Texas and the United States have languished in the middle of the rankings. This has very real implications for our state’s business economy and our global competitiveness.
It is undeniable that Texas’ economic future will be determined by the success of our public schools. For this reason, Texas citizens and the officials they elect should support the public school system and its capacity for progress.