“A Tale Of Two Schools: Which Path Will You Choose?”
Texas currently ranks 38th among the 50 states in average per-student spending.
On top of that, our state legislature is providing fewer dollars to school districts, shifting more of the burden for school funding to the local level.
Dallas ISD has been making important progress, despite facing recent budget cuts that will likely become even more severe. And because of the general under-funding of public education, we must take action locally. As a community, we need to step up to ensure ALL our students, particularly students of color and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, receive an excellent education. That’s why a diverse group of more than 16 local community organizations, including TOP, announced the launch of the new Strong Schools Strong Dallas coalition in April 2017.
Currently, the coalition is engaging with community members to support a Tax Ratification Election (TRE), which if approved could generate more than $100 million in additional funding annually to advance educational outcomes for Dallas ISD students.
Join us Thursday, May 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Mark AME Zion Church (2311 E. Illinois Ave., Dallas, TX 75216) where we’ll provide more information about the TRE and give you the opportunity to voice your ideas about how we can improve Dallas ISD schools. For more information, contact Empress Lindsey, (469) 203-0496, firstname.lastname@example.org.