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Raising Texas Teachers Launch Media Kit

This kit contains a news release, the Raising Texas Teachers scholarship program brochure, downloadable Raise Your Hand Texas and Raising Texas Teachers logos, a map showing the location of the university teacher preparation programs selected for the initiative, and downloadable b-roll video and photos reflective of the teaching profession.

Statement on TEA’s Legislative Appropriations Request

According to the Texas Education Agency’s recent budget request, the state will realize an estimated windfall of $3.7 billion, primarily due to increased revenues from local property growth...

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Statement on Long-Range Steering Committee Recommendations

Raise Your Hand Texas applauds the tireless work of the members of the Long-Range Plan for Public Education Steering Committee and we support their recommendations. We share their goals...

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Raise Your Hand Texas Names Bob Popinski Policy Director

Raise Your Hand Texas today announced that Bob Popinski, former associate at Moak Casey and Associates, will serve as policy director at Raise Your Hand.

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Anthony: Tax-credit initiative is budgetary sleight of hand

Yet again, proponents of legislation creatively dubbed the “tax credit scholarship” (SB 4/HB 1043) continue the fancy footwork in attempts to persuade colleagues and taxpayers this proposal is not a school voucher. Given that the Texas Legislature has repeatedly and resoundingly rejected school vouchers, this gambit is not surprising.

A “school voucher” is any scheme by which the state, directly or indirectly, diverts money from its coffers, or that it would otherwise collect in taxes, to subsidize private schools.

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Media Kit

Here, journalists and bloggers can find general background on Raise Your Hand Texas, video playlists related to our leadership programs and issue campaigns, and downloadable high-resolution images.

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Petri Darby

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