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The future of Texas – our economy, communities, and citizenry – depends on how well we prepare our students today. To achieve the results Texans expect, we must do more: invest in our students, encourage innovation, and improve college and workforce readiness. We must act now. Because the future of Texas is in our public schools.

Join us in standing up for public schools!

Join Raise Your Hand Texas in our efforts to make sure the Texas legislature does its job and supports public schools! We believe that a great school system requires robust investment, pursues promising innovations, and looks to continuously improve.

Signing up here will allow us to help you easily connect with your state officials at critical moments during the legislative session, when legislators most need to hear from their constituents.

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2019 legislative agenda!

Texas Public Education Perceptions Poll

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Texans say education is the most important issue for this legislative session, with more funding, higher teacher pay, and reduced focus on high-stakes testing ranking as the top interests.

Our Key Areas of Focus

While we monitor, evaluate, and respond to a wide variety of public policy proposals that would impact public schools and educators across Texas, we also are actively engaged in developing and advancing policy in multiple key areas.


Texans have high expectations for student achievement and public school performance. With additional resources, we can give all 5.3 million Texas students a fair shot at success in school and life.


To equip our students to meet the challenges and capitalize on the opportunities of the 21st century, public schools must think outside the box. Texas educators need freedom and strategic state support to pursue and scale promising practices.


The state’s educator preparation programs, dual credit programs, and full-time virtual schools need to be more transparent and accountable to meet the needs of educators, students, and families so they may make informed choices.