2019 Legislative Priorities

Since our founding, Pastors for Texas Children has been guided by a clear vision: care for our neighborhood public schools, and advocacy for fair and equitable school funding. Because of this vision, we’ve built a mass movement of faith leaders across Texas dedicated to protecting and respecting public education as a moral good.

These have always been our priorities, but they’re more important now than ever:

  1. A Pro-Student Budget: Promote funding increases for education across the board.
  2. A Head Start for Texas Kids: Create fully-funded, high-quality pre-kindergarten programs.
  3. Public Money for Public Schools: Fully fund our schools, and say no to any voucher schemes.
  4. More Time in the Classroom: Promote limits on state standardized testing.
  5. Democracy and Transparency: Reign in out of control charters. Schools should answer to Texans, through democratically-elected school boards.

Want to find out if the Legislature’s been upholding its constitutional duty by passing pro-education bills? Check out our legislative tracker.