Raise Your Hand Texas was pleased to be a sponsor of The Texas Tribune’s symposium, “On the Road: A Symposium on Public Education” conducted in partnership with Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy on Monday, February 25. The full day of panels featured local and national experts on education policy and attracted hundreds of participants. The panelists covered issues confronting public education in Texas, including school choice, teacher quality, accountability and standardized testing.
Dr. David Anthony, CEO of Raise Your Hand Texas, spoke on a panel addressing the topic of Texas school choice. Take a few minutes to watch the video of the panel below.
Dr. Anthony emphasized that while high-performing charters are great options, all children deserve to have a great neighborhood public school. He also spoke on the importance of career and technical education and flexible graduation plans to allow choices for students. Dr. Anthony summed up Raise Your Hand Texas’ views on Texas school choice by saying, “every decision we make needs to be [about] quality for five million students.” Learn more about Raise Your Hand Texas’ positions on these issues in our Advocacy Center.