AUSTIN – Candidates for Texas House District 60 will focus on the subject of public education during a forum on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Mineral Wells High School.
Scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., the forum is part of a series of more than 40 nonpartisan "For the Future" candidate forums and town halls across the state coordinated by the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation in the weeks leading up to the March 3 primary election.
“Raise Your Hand Texas applauded lawmakers for the progress made on important issues like school finance and full-day pre-K during the 86th legislative session,” said Libby Cohen, the director of advocacy at the Foundation. “But we know that public education is too important to ever be marked 'complete' on the Legislature's priority list. We want to build on the momentum of last session to bring more people into the conversation.”
Each event will include four questions on statewide public education issues — including school funding, high-stakes testing, teaching and vouchers — and other questions crafted by local stakeholders on the issues they believe to be most relevant to their districts.
The events are part of the Foundation’s new pro-public education grassroots advocacy efforts. To find times, locations, and other information about all of the For The Future events, visit http://advocacy.raiseyourhandtexas.org/events.
“We believe the future of Texas is in our public schools and that every legislative session should be a public education session,” said Cohen.