Wednesday, August 10, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Porter's Dining & Butcher
180 Century Square Drive
College Station, TX 77840

This event has been postponed. Thank you!


Over the last two years, Texas education has been rocked by school closures and interrupted learning. As a result, 60% of kids are behind and almost none of them are catching up. Parents are frustrated by their lack of ability to control what’s happening to their children, and College Station parents know this feeling all too well. The College Station school district has changed its focus from academic excellence to “equity,” which could soon rob outstanding students of their class rankings. The district has not named a valedictorian or a salutatorian for a number of years—even though those titles can translate to college acceptance and scholarships.

So, what is the Texas Public Policy Foundation doing to help?

We’re bringing you the Parent Empowerment Tour. Join the Texas Public Policy Foundation for a town hall conversation on these key questions: What are the unique challenges in College Station? How are families and visionary school leaders rising to meet these challenges? And what should the Texas Legislature do to improve access to great schools?

Complimentary lunch will be provided for in-person attendees.


  • Richard Johnson, Ed.D. (Moderator) – Director, Booker T. Washington Initiative, Texas Public Policy Foundation
  • Michael Benjamin (Panelist) – Senior Advisor for Grassroots Advocacy & Mobilization (Florida), American Federation of Children
  • Additional Speakers TBA