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Education Policy

Texas Education Advocacy

Decisions made by state-level officials have a profound impact on the quality of education the state provides to its students. Key policies involve how education is funded, the curriculum teachers use, the types of instructional programs schools must offer and much more. Many policies and practices have led to inequitable educational opportunities for students.  

Since its founding almost 50 years ago, IDRA has provided analysis and guidance to policymakers nationally while engaging with communities, educators and students on policy issues to ensure all students have access to equitable and excellent education.

Learn more about IDRA’s policy recommendations for Texas (En Español).

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Changing Policy

Fair Funding for Strong Public School Education – IDRA Texas Priority Brief

Breaking the School-to-Prison and School-to-Deportation Pipelines – IDRA Texas Priority Brief

Grow and Sustain School District Health – IDRA Texas Priority Brief

Keep the Public in Public Education – IDRA Texas Priority Brief

Excellent Education for English Learners – IDRA Texas Priority Brief

College Preparation and Access that Expands Opportunities – IDRA Texas Priority Brief

A Comprehensive Equity Approach to Addressing COVID-19’s Impact on Schools – Policy Recommendations

Engaging Communities

Ensuring a Safe, Transparent, Participatory and Robust Legislative Session – Letter from 72 Texas Groups, December 9, 2020

Texas Education CAFE Advocacy Network

Texas Legislative Education Equity Coalition (TLEEC)