One of our greatest allies for public schools in the nation is the remarkable Pastors for Texas Children, active in Texas, urging the public to support & fund their public schools.Here is their latest appeal for funding the public schools of Texas, attended by five million students: The federal government is providing billions in COVID-19 relief funding to public schools across the country. $5.5 billion in federal funds promised to our schools hangs in the balance.' Texas initially received $1.3 billion in federal stimulus funding intended for our schools in the spring of 2020. However, our schools did not see any additional money because Texas instead diverted these funds to fill other state budget holes...'
Their leadership has helped to spur similar organizations in other states where public schools need help and where privatizers are making a play for public funds.