The Future is Texas

Texas is the place to be: where funding is growing, the political climate is better, and partnerships are stronger.

As we look at the growing charter school community in Texas, we’re excited about the terrific progress we are making for students, and we are filled with a sense of urgency to do more. We hope you will consider Texas as part of your future growth and expansion plans. The Texas Charter Schools Association’s new booklet, The Future is Texas, illustrates why Texas is a great choice for your future growth, and how your contribution to our public charter school landscape would benefit the children of the Lone Star State. Click the link below to download the booklet and learn more about why Texas is the right choice. 


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Students in Texas need your help

The Lonestar State has the second-highest K-12 population in the country

By investing in Texas, you are investing in the future of our nation. Right now, for too many children in Texas, that future is not as bright as it could be.

 The need to improve education outcomes for students in Texas is clear:

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You can transform student lives

Charters in Texas are proving the possible for hundreds of thousands of students in need. You can be a part of the solution.

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You can choose your path to authorization

Texas has two authorization paths: either through the state or the school district.

Currently, Texas charter schools serve 6 percent of the public school student population, but growth is thriving and demand is strong.

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You can fund the schools students deserve

Over the past few years, Texas has increased education funding. In 2019, the state passed a funding formula overhaul that increased school spending by $6 billion. In many Texas communities, there is strong philanthropic support to help high-performing charter schools take root.


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You can recruit strong teachers and leaders

In 2019, U.S. News and World Report named the four largest metro areas in Texas top places to live in the country due to their real estate value, desirability, strong job market, and high quality of life. 

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You can get support every step of the way

The Texas Charter Schools Association is committed to helping aspiring charter schools navigate the process of applying for, and opening a charter school in Texas. From authorization through the first day of school, TCSA is a resource, guide, coach, and partner. 

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Learn more about why Texas is the right choice. Download the full booklet here:

The Future is Texas