Thursday, May 19, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

VFW Post
1000 North College Street
Georgetown, TX 78626

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 Central Texas parents know this feeling all too well. As in other area schools, campuses in North Austin suburbs have been caught up in the culture wars and mask mandate disputes and are trying to catch up after significant learning loss.

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, Convention of States, and Heritage Action in Georgetown for a town hall conversation on these key questions: What are the unique challenges in Central Texas? 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?

A complimentary lunch will be provided for in-person attendees.


  • Michael Barba (Moderator) – Policy Director, K-12 Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation
  • Jackie Besinger (Panelist) – Chairman, Moms for Liberty, Travis County, TX
  • Mary Bone, Ph.D. (Panelist) – Board of Trustees, Round Rock ISD
  • Don Stroud (Panelist) – Williamson County Resident; Former Director of Strategic Operations for, Heritage Alliance