Wednesday, August 3, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Cambria Hotel McAllen Convention Center
701 South Ware Road
McAllen, TX 78501

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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 McAllen parents know this feeling all too well. The McAllen chapter of the American Federation of Teachers has enormous influence over McAllen public schools. The AFT is the union that at first denied that critical race theory is being taught, then began defending it as “accurate history.” The AFT also worked to keep schools closed during the pandemic.

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 South 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?

Complimentary lunch will be provided for in-person attendees.


  • Rafa Bejar (Moderator) – Director of Outreach, Texas Public Policy Foundation
  • Aaron Brenner (Panelist) – General Partner, Seton Education Partners
  • Wendy Gonzales-Neal (Panelist) – Executive Director & Founder, My Child My Voice
  • Laura Gutierrez (Panelist) – Director of Community Partnerships, Latinos for America First

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