Tuesday, July 26, 2022
10:30 am – 12:00 pm CT

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 Austin parents know this feeling all too well. With costs and taxes quickly spiraling upwards and results slowly spiraling downwards, parents deserve to have more control over their children’s education.

So, what is the Texas Public Policy Foundation doing to help? We’re bringing you the Parent Empowerment Tour 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?


  • Mandy Drogin – Campaign Manager, Next Generation Texas, Texas Public Policy Foundation
  • Corey DeAngelis – Senior Fellow, American Federation for Children
  • Brian Phillips – Chief Communications Officer, Texas Public Policy Foundation