I was a junior in high school during the spring of 2011, when the last round of budget cuts were enacted by the state legislature. It was a troubling time, not only for the staff of the school, but for the students as well. Every day, new rumors would spread, and people would worry about what Rep. Phil King and the state legislature was going to do to our school. We were all nervous about which teachers would be asked to retire early, which staff members would be let go, and which programs would be cut.
I, for one, do not wish to see those students younger than me continue to live in fear as my grade did when I was in high school. This is why we must elect state representatives who will make sure that 2013 is not a repeat of 2011. This is why we must elect people like Matthew Britt, who will put education at the top of the list of priorities in Texas, not at the bottom.
I encourage all of those who care about education to send a message to Austin by voting for Matthew Britt for state representative in November. Let them know that we care about our schools.