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ABOUT US

The future of Texas – our economy, communities, and citizenry – depends on how well we prepare our students today. All students deserve a level playing field and equal access to a quality public education.

We are reinventing public education for the future – because the future of Texas is in our public schools.

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For the Future Forums

40+ Candidate Forums and Town Halls Across Texas

The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation is coordinating a series of nonpartisan For the Future candidate forums and town halls in the weeks leading up to the March 3, 2020 primary election. You can watch any of the past For the Future events here.

2020 Poll: Texans Trust Teachers

The Raise Your Hand Texas® Foundation Poll is a new statewide initiative modeled after the longstanding national PDK Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools and provides comparisons to several questions from the 2019 national poll.

SPOTLIGHT STORY

LESSONS FROM A LEADER’S JOURNEY

A turnaround principal returns to one of the poorest neighborhoods in Houston to lift up the community that raised her.

Application Open!

The Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers is designed to encourage the best and brightest students to consider a future in the teaching profession. The scholarship consists of $8,000-$10,000 in annual funding for up to four years, ongoing professional development opportunities, mentorship from sitting public school educators, and participation in a statewide aspiring teachers network.

Meet the Latest Charles Butt Scholars

Now in its second year, the Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers has over 200 recipients, including more than 100 Scholars from our 2019-20 cohort. Check out their bios to learn about their journeys, what they’ve overcome, what inspires them, and why they will be amazing Texas teachers.