Friday, March 11, 2011
TASA/TASB/Texas School Alliance responds to Gov. Perry’s comments
Gov. Rick Perry and some lawmakers have indicated that local districts are to blame – not the state – for projected draconian budget cuts to school district budgets, including the potential loss of tens of thousands of school district jobs.
Representatives from TASA, TASB and the Texas School Alliance jointly released the following statement Wednesday in response.
“Let there be no mistake, the decisions being made in school districts across the state regarding staff layoffs are a direct result of state funding cuts proposed by the lawmakers.
“We urge lawmakers to use a balanced approach in developing a state budget, including accessing the Rainy Day Fund ...
“Local school leaders make education a priority every day. Texas students need our state leaders to do the same and protect funding for the classroom to ensure a quality education for every child.”