Media Advisory From the Office of State Senator Wendy Davis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22, 2013
Contact: Rick Svatora
Communications Director
State Sen. Wendy Davis – District 10
512-463-0110

Make Education a Priority Campaign to urge legislators
to act now to fix Texas' broken school finance system and not wait for school finance litigation appeals.

F. Scott McCown, retired state district judge who presided over all of Texas' public school finance cases from 1990 to 2002, will join educators from across the state to tell legislators that waiting for the results of any appeals to the recent school finance trial decision that the state is not adequately or efficiently providing for Texas' public schools is a false hope and hurting students.

The news conference will take place Saturday, February 23, at 9 a.m. in the Senate Press Room (2E.9) in the Texas Capitol.

McCown will provide insight into what legislators can expect from any appeals to the recent decision, while superintendents and school trustees will share examples of how students suffer every day legislators fail to address Texas' broken school finance system.

What:
News conference to urge legislators to act now to fix Texas' broken school finance system without delay.

Who:
F. Scott McCown, Center for Public Policy Priorities Executive Director
Dr. Jodi Duron, Elgin ISD Superintendent
Dr. Jerry Lee Hunkapiller, Floresville ISD Superintendent
Bobby J. Rigues, Aledo ISD Board President
Craig Rothmeier, Carroll ISD Trustee

When:
Saturday, February 23, 2013
9 a.m.

Where:
State Capitol
Senate Press Room (2E.9)

Contact:
Dax Gonzalez
dax.gonzalez@tasb.org
512.789.4824

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