After Texas lawmakers passed an $11.6 billion school finance package last session, public education advocates declared victory, but some local superintendents worried the changes wouldn’t be sustainable.
Candidates for House seats representing two local districts – 119 and 121 – answered questions from audience members this week about how they would continue the conversation if they are elected. Republican and Democratic hopefuls gathered for public education focused forums hosted by education advocacy group Raise Your Hand Texas on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
House District 119
House District 119 wraps around the South and East sides of San Antonio. Democrat Roland Gutierrez has held the seat for more than a decade, but is now running for Senate District 19. Three Democrats – Liz Campos, Jennifer Ramos, and Sean