It’s MLK Day—a good day to reflect on the “I have a dream” speech. What dreams do you have?
I have a dream that one day the children in the State of Texas will attend schools that are fully and equitably funded.
I have a dream that one day the quality of a child’s education will not be determined by the zip code where the child lives.
I have a dream that one day Texas will be led by visionary men and women who understand that the general diffusion of knowledge is essential to the preservation of the people’s liberties.
I have a dream that one day teachers will not have to pay out of pocket for supplies that school children should be given by the state.
I have a dream that one day we will recognize that the quality of a child’s education cannot be measured by a single test.
I have a dream that one day we will routinely tell our teachers “thank you for your service.” And we will express our gratitude in concrete ways through better compensation, and robust health coverage.
I have a dream that all educators in Texas will carry out their civic duty to vote in every election, seeking to elect those candidates, from either political party, who will support our public schools.
Here’s hoping that these dreams begin to come to life on March 6th, when Texas citizens go to the polls.
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