It isn’t difficult for one to see that the population of Texas has risen dramatically in recent years. One need only look at the fact that Texas recently gained four more Congressional districts in the last census! With such massive numbers of people coming to this state, the implication is a dramatic increase in the number of students enrolling in Texas’ public schools.
At the same time that the schools are being flooded with new students, Rep. Phil King and other members of the state legislature have been trying to strangle the public school system by cutting the state education budget. This policy is simply not logical. We need representatives that understand the needs of the individual school districts and state education system at large, and it appears as though King simply does not meet this criterion. The more educated a society’s populace, the more sound its economy will be.
According to the Texas Classroom Teachers Association, King voted to reduce legal protections for teachers, voted to increase classroom sizes and voted to eliminate the state minimum salary schedule. King has clearly declared war on education, and the citizens of Wise and Parker counties must let their voices be heard.
King is only standing in the way of education’s progress in this state, and he must be voted out of office this November.