Texas families cannot thrive and we cannot sustain our economic growth if we don’t invest in the next generation of Texans.
Too many of our public schools and universities are overcrowded and underfunded. Far too many of our students never graduate from high school.
In the Senate, Wendy has fought to improve public schools by reducing the number of standardized tests students are forced to take, and by negotiating the first cost-of-living increase for retired teachers in more than a decade. In 2011, Wendy filibustered a budget that cut over $5 billion from education funding and she has continued to fight tirelessly to restore that funding to education.
Wendy is running for Governor so that every young person has access to the same opportunities that she did and so our future generations can make Texas even better than it is today.
Wendy’s Education Plan
Great Teachers: Great Texas
Great teachers, great schools, and access to affordable education can make or break a person’s hard-earned effort to make a better life for his or her family. We have kept our economy strong because Texans are the hardest working people in America. To continue our unmatched economic success, we must improve our schools. Great Teachers: Great Texas is Wendy Davis’ plan to develop, recruit, and retain the next generation of Texas teachers.
Great Pathways: Great Texas
Growing the Texas economy in the future requires a highly educated workforce, and that starts with providing Texas students more and better access to higher education. One of the best ways to get students into college, to ensure that they graduate, and to reduce their out-of-pocket costs is to allow them to obtain college credit while in high school. Great Pathways: Great Texas is Wendy Davis’ plan to expand opportunities to college for Texas high school students.
Great Start: Great Texas
Every Texas child deserves a great academic start. An early education helps to ensure that students from all backgrounds begin to cultivate the skills that will last the rest of their lives. Wendy Davis knows that high-quality early education is the best investment we can make in the future of Texas. Great Start: Great Texas highlights Wendy Davis’ commitment to expanding pre-K and early childhood education to Texas children.
Great Standards: Great Texas
Securing Texas’ economic future for all Texans means ensuring every student has access to a 21st century education. As the 2013 Austin Teacher of the Year wrote, “Teachers know that a student’s success is measured not by one test on one day, but by growth over the year.” That’s why “Great Standards: Great Texas” calls for less standardized testing and more teaching, with the resources needed to do it.