FORMER TEXAS COMMISSIONER PENS COMMENTARY ON CUTS TO HIGHER ED

Kenneth H. Ashworth, Long-Serving Texas Commissioner of Higher Education and current TACT member, has written a compelling guest editorial on the cause and effects of higher education defunding. To read the article titled, Commentary: Texas’ future unravels with budget cuts to higher education, in the myStatesman, click HERE. This opinion comes just a day after TACT delivered letters to members of the Appropriations Conference Committee encouraging larger appropriations, particularly for student aid and special items.

Now is the time to contact the following committee members, please let them know if you are a constituent. House emails are firstname.lastname@house.texas.gov and Senate emails are firstname.lastname@senate.texas.gov. Phone numbers may be found at www.capitol.state.tx.us/home.aspx.

House: John Zerwas, Oscar Longoria, Sarah Davis, Trent Ashby and Larry Gonzales.

Senate: Jane Nelson, Juan Hinojosa, Joan Huffman, Lois Kolkhorst, and Charles Schwertner.

TACT continues to communicate that investment in Texas higher education is crucial to our future economic success. Lend your voice by calling or emailing committee members today!

For the Do’s and Don’ts of contacting your representative, click the link below: http://tact.org/2017/Docs/Contact_Dos_Donts.pdf