• More than 5.1 million students attend Texas public schools.
    Source: Texas Education Agency data
  • Public schools educate 90% of students; private schools, 7%; public charters, 4%.
    Source: Raise Your Hand Texas
    Percentage total greater than 100 because all percentages are rounded up to the next whole number
  • Student population in Texas public schools increases by about 80,000 new students each year.
    Source: A Guide to Texas Public Education
  • In 2011, the State Legislature reduced state funding to Texas public schools by $5.4 billion for the biennium.
    Source: A Guide to Texas Public Education
  • In response, Texas public schools reduced personnel, cut programs, and increased class sizes.
    Source: Children at Risk
  • In 2013, the State Legislature restored $3.4 billion of the $5.4 billion funding cuts.
    Source: Legislative Budget Board
  • Today, Texas trails most states in per-pupil funding, ranking 45th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
    Source: National Education Association
  • Texas public schools are still struggling financially and need your support. The time to speak up for public schools is now!