Monday, October 24, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Ginger Man
5250 North O'Connor Boulevard #Suite 146
Irving, TX 75039
The Lone Star State has entered the dance floor on one of the most important issues facing our communities over the past several decades: parental empowerment. Texas has taken slow steps toward improving education options, but now it’s time to take fast steps to empower families. Join the Dallas and Fort Worth Liberty Leadership Council,* along with America’s Future,** for a conversation on the legislative steps that should be taken in order to ensure that Texas children have a high-quality education that equips them with the tools and experiences necessary to succeed.
First, Texas should empower families by funding choice because parents best understand their children’s learning needs. Since there is currently no general statewide system of school choice funding in Texas, Texas’s many education options are available only to those who can afford them. Texas should also expand educational options by increasing access to quality virtual learning systems. These virtual schools maximize the potential of online learning but Texas has arbitrarily restricted access to such high-quality online schooling options by cutting off funding for new virtual schools.
Texas has taken two small steps so far; it’s time for it to take two fast steps toward school choice and family empowerment.
Speaker: Dr. Richard A. Johnson III, Ed.D., Director, Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation
This event is open to young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40 who are interested in conservative public policy. Complimentary drinks and snacks will be served. RSVP is required to attend.
*The purpose and vision of the Liberty Leadership Council (LLC) is to foster meaningful relationships among young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40 who share the values of individual liberty, personal responsibility, and free enterprise and to engage these individuals in the mission of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. For more information about the Liberty Leadership Council, please click here.
**America’s Future empowers young people to be active, civil, and curious citizens who build freer communities that lead to fulfillment, dignity, and happiness for all. For more information about America’s Future, please click here.