Wednesday, July 20, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

217 Mary Avenue
Waco, TX 76701

TO RSVP: Click on the “REGISTER” button below and enter the password TPPF-WACO 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 Waco parents know this feeling all too well. When Gov. Greg Abbott and the Legislature banned the destructive critical race theory in Texas classrooms, the Waco school board passed an “anti-racism resolution” pledging to “dismantle institutional racism” and oppose the new law.

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 North 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?

Complimentary lunch will be provided for in-person attendees.


  • Mandy Drogin (Moderator) – Campaign Manager, Next Generation Texas, Texas Public Policy Foundation
  • Courtnie Bagley (Panelist) – Education Coordinator, Life:Powered, Texas Public Policy Foundation; Former Teacher
  • Wendy Gonzales-Neal (Panelist) – Executive Director & Founder, My Child My Voice
  • Channing Milfeld, M.Ed. (Panelist) – Private School Teacher

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