Statement from Bibi Yasmin Katsev, Executive Director, Texas District Charter Alliance calling on the Texas Congressional Delegation to support additional education funds focused on vulnerable students

“The members of the Texas District Charter Alliance serve vulnerable students from low-income backgrounds, from communities of color, and from underrepresented and historically underserved groups. With the interruption of in-person schooling and uneven remote learning during the spring, we know our students need even more support and more focus on their needs as they head back to school.”

“The Texas District Charter Alliance is calling on the Texas Congressional Delegation to take the next steps to support these students with additional education funds. Last year, we applauded the historic passage of HB 3, the new Texas school finance law. Therefore, we do not want to see state budgets that are already stretched due to COVID-19 to be unable to fund identified priorities in education next year. We ask that additional federal education funds are flexible to be able to support extended learning time in order to address learning loss. DCA also supports federal funding efforts to prioritize food security and increase equitable online learning capacity.”

The Texas District Charter Alliance (DCA) is composed of district and charter leaders who have come together to engage in advocacy to put students’ interests before all else and seek to improve all public schools.  We support transformative policies that allow for partnerships and collaboration between districts and charters to provide schools with opportunities for greater innovation and student achievement.

The Texas District Charter Alliance (DCA) represents 25 organizations; Aldine ISD, Beaumont ISD, Brooks County ISD, Democracy Prep Charter School, El Paso ISD, El Paso Leadership Academy, Freer ISD, Fort Worth ISD, Grand Prairie ISD, Great Hearts, KIPP Texas Public Schools, IDEA Public Schools, Leadership Academy Network, Longview ISD, Midland ISD, Premont ISD, Relay Education, Responsive Education Solutions, Rural Schools Innovation Zone, San Antonio ISD, School Innovation Collaborative, Spring Branch ISD, Transformation Waco, Uplift Education, and YES Prep.

Letter to the Texas Congressional Delegation

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