January 10, 2023
The eyes of the nation will be fixed on Texas as the 88th Legislative Session gavels in January 10.
Ahead of the next 140 days under the “pink dome” of the Texas Capitol, Educate Texas’ Policy and Advocacy team convened practitioners from public and higher education and the workforce to develop priorities and recommendations for the Texas legislature. The priorities developed help advance Educate Texas’ overall vision for all Texas students, especially African American, Latino, and economically disadvantaged students, to earn a college degree or credential that leads to a living wage and thriving communities.
To achieve that vision, the following policy recommendations are focused on the single goal of ensuring that every Texas student has the tools and resources they need to succeed in school, the workforce, and life.
Texas Student Success Council (TSSC) recommends aligning college and career training to regional workforce needs, strengthening alignment across education sectors, and strengthening equitable pathways from K12 to college.
Read the complete recommendations: TSSC Legislative Recommendations.
Teaching and Learning Council (TLC) recommends increased support for relevant and rigorous teacher preparation routes, support for investment in current teachers and retention, and increased data accessibility and transparency.
Read the complete recommendations: TLC Legislative Recommendations.
To learn more about each Educate Texas policy and advocacy initiative, visit their webpages: Texas Student Success Council and Teaching and Learning Council.
Alongside the Educate Texas Policy and Advocacy team, Philanthropy Advocates, a collaboration with Educate Texas, empowers Texas grantmakers to protect, promote, and improve public and higher education in Texas so that all Texas students can achieve their educational goals from cradle to career.
Read the complete priorities: Philanthropy Advocates Legislative Priorities.