Wendy Davis Emphasizes Her Commitment to Education Funding As School Starts

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Monday in Houston, Wendy Davis marked the beginning of the public school year by emphasizing her commitment to public education.

In 2011, Wendy Davis filibustered a budget that cut $5.4 billion from public education, and in 2013 she voted against a budget that failed to restore sufficient funds.

Unlike Rick Perry, Wendy Davis would have vetoed a budget that slashed $5.4 billion from our Texas public schools. Attorney General Greg Abbott, on the other hand, continues to defend the cuts in our courts system.

Joined by education leaders, Davis gave a moving speech Monday about the value of education and how it prepares students for a better future.

In her speech, Wendy emphasized how investing in public education has made Texas great, built up our economy, and provided opportunity for all. Wendy credited public education with giving her a ladder to success — “and I didn't climb that ladder just to kick it down and deny opportunity to millions of Texas schoolchildren.”

Watch the video of Wendy's speech in Houston:

There's no question that Wendy Davis is the stronger candidate on education. She has a history of supporting high-quality education from pre-K to graduate school. As Governor, Wendy will make sure that all Texas children have an opportunity to gain the education they need to succeed.  

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Katherine Haenschen

Katherine Haenschen is a PhD candidate at the University of Texas, where she studies political participation on digital media. She has previously managed successful candidate, issue, voter registration, and GOTV campaigns in Austin. In addition to serving as the president of Austin Young Democrats, she is also UCONN's #1 fan in Texas.

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