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Protecting Our Schools

Protecting Our Schools

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Placido Salazar Columnpsalazar9@satx.rr.com Protecting Our Schools
“Lt. Gov. David
Dewhurst and Sen. Dan Patrick recently outlined moredetails about how they plan to use the legislative session to end public
education as we know it.”
“We will not sit idly by as Republicans
continue their efforts to rob our children of their futures.
Chairman Hinojosa, you are absolutely correct, it would rob our children of
their futures….. but also some very important consequences of allowing
privately-owned charter schools to draw minority students away from publicschools, would most-certainly bankrupt school districts. This wouldinevitably force school districts to shutter campuses, lay-off teachers andother school staff
plus it would devastate the property value (tax base) ofsurrounding homes, which in many cases, would be the future homes of
today’s students.
 We need many more
strong back-bones 
not just from our legislators, butalso from civic organizations and from individual parents, who should be
even more concerned regarding their children’s future, and attend SBOE
hearings also, as some of our AGIF members have.
, were presentat the last hearing.
Some of our “leaders” have shamelessly accepted
money from charter school proponents; thereby, selling-out the bestinterest and the future of our students.
Placido Salazar, USAF Retired Vietnam Veteran
Gilberto Hinojosa, Chairman[mailto:bounce@bounce.myngp.com] 
On Behalf Of 
GilbertoHinojosa, Chairman
Friday, December 21, 2012 4:44 PM
Protecting Our Schools
Dear Democrats,Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Sen. Dan Patrick recently outlined more details about how they plan to use the legislativesession to end public education as we know it.Public education is the key that unlocks the American Dream for the vast majority of our children. And anything thatthreatens that is beyond unacceptable.Through a combination of high-toned rhetoric coupled with smoke and mirrors Texas Republicans are doing everythingpossible to destabilize our public schools. Their most recent proposals are the next step in this endeavor. After slashingfive billion in public education funding, Republicans now want to divert our tax dollars to their privatization friends. Thepeople of Texas have made it perfectly clear that we oppose these publicly funded private school voucher schemes. Theeducation of our children should not be a political game.The Texas Democratic Party promises determined and sustained opposition to these latest attempts. We will not sit idlyby as Republicans continue their efforts to rob our children of their futures.Thank you for standing with us in these efforts.Sincerely,Gilberto HinojosaChairTexas Democratic Party
Pol. Adv. paid for by the Texas Democratic Party, www.txdemocrats.org. 
This communication is not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

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