Tuesday, August 16, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Overton Hotel & Conference Center
2322 Mac Davis Lane
Lubbock, TX 79401

TO RSVP: Click on the “REGISTER” button below and enter the password “TPPF-LB” when prompted

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 Lubbock parents know this feeling all too well. In June, a local group hosted an “All-Ages Drag Show,” and “drag queen story hours” have been held in local public libraries.

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 Lubbock? 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. Our event will be located in conference room Horizon B.


  • 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
  • Ken Casarez (Panelist) – Chief Innovation Officer, Lubbock Independent School District
  • Aaron Kinsey (Panelist) – Business Owner; Air Force Veteran; Concerned Parent

TO RSVP: Click on the “REGISTER” button below and enter the password “TPPF-LB” when prompted