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Friday, September 27 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
School Finance 2.0

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More spending per student, more pay for teachers and everyone finally loves pre-K. What’s next?

Presented by Raise Your Hand Texas and the Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium. Supported by Texas REALTORS.

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Aliyya Swaby

Public Education Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Swaby has covered public education for the Tribune since 2016. Previously, she worked for the hyperlocal nonprofit New Haven Independent, where she covered education, zoning and transit for two years. After graduating from Yale University in 2013, Swaby spent a year freelance reporting... Read More →

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Diego Bernal

State Representative
Bernal, D-San Antonio, has represented House District 123 since 2015. He serves as vice chair of the House Public Education Committee and sits on the Local & Consent Calendars and Transportation committees. Previously, Bernal served as an attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense... Read More →
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Mary González

State Representative
González, D-Clint, has represented House District 75 since 2013. She serves as vice chair of the House Local & Consent Calendars Committee and sits on the Appropriations and Public Education committees. She is currently chair of the newly formed House LGBTQ Caucus. González is also... Read More →
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Dan Huberty

State Representative
Huberty, R-Houston, has represented House District 127 since 2011. He serves as chair of the House Public Education Committee and sits on the County Affairs Committee. Previously, he served as board president and trustee for the Humble ISD school board. Huberty also serves as president... Read More →
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Larry Taylor

State Senator
Taylor, R-Friendswood, has represented Senate District 11 since 2013. He serves as chair of the Senate Education Committee and sits on the Finance, Higher Education and Water & Rural Affairs committees. He also co-chairs the Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System... Read More →

Friday September 27, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
St. David's Episcopal Church, Crail Hall