FACT: 77% of all Texas school teachers are considering leaving their roles. Imagine what would happen if your schools lost more than 3 out of 4 of your teachers this year. What would happen to the students? Their families? Your local employers? Your community?
Even if you personally don’t have children currently in school, you can understand the devastating impact of such a potential situation. What is our state government doing about it? What is your community doing about it? How can members of TMCN help prevent this potential crisis?
Come discuss “The Community Impact of the Teacher Workforce” with your peers in other rural communities as we learn the facts and challenges from Amy Dodson, Senior Regional Advocacy Director of Raise Your Hand Texas, a group of Texans engaged in advocacy for public education. Mrs. Dodson will explain factors in the teacher workforce crises, the impact of teacher shortages in our communities and on our workforce, and address issues before the 88th Legislature currently in session. Most importantly, she will lead a group discussion on advocacy actions for your community and the audience can share information, best practices, and potential solutions with one another.
WHEN: March 15, 2023
WHERE: Carnegie Library of Ballinger 204 N. 8th St
TIME: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
COST: $15 per person