Texas public school charters voices are being heard during this legislative interim as lawmakers prepare for the next session in Austin.  On Monday, March 26, 2018 TCSA provided expert testimony at the Senate Education Committee hearing. Jerry Lager, Superintendent of Schools of Ki Charter testimony focused on teacher compensation and shared his school’s best practices to retain high quality teachers.   On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, Matthew Hansen, Director of School Operations at YES Prep Public Schools testified about the success of their partnerships with Spring Branch and Aldine ISD. 

We are thankful that TCSA leaders step up during the interim to provide testimony at hearings in the House and Senate. It is important that we continue to share our stories of success. Coming to Austin isn’t the only way to stay connected between sessions. We encourage you to reach out to your local officials at home in their districts offices to let them know about the good work we are doing! 

You can read Jerry Lager’s testimony for the March 26th hearing here and Matthew Hansen’s testimony for the April 4th hearing here.