Rhetta believes we need to increase teacher pay, provide additional training and support for our teachers, and fully fund all day Pre-K.
Investing in our teachers, students, and neighborhood public schools will continue to be Rhetta’s top priority in Austin and has to be a top priority for the state. In her first legislative session in 2019, Rhetta co-authored House Bill 3, which invested $11 billion in our public education system. She is proud that the legislature maintained this funding during the 2021 legislative session, and she will continue to push for needed funding and resources to make sure our teachers, students, and communities are thriving despite the many challenges they face.
Rhetta also authored, introduced, and passed HB 3435 in my first session to make March 1st Texas Girls in STEM Day to encourage and celebrate women and girls who are interested in or working in STEM.
Rhetta believes we need to increase teacher pay, provide additional training and support for our teachers, and fully fund all day Pre-K. These are all areas where we need improvements and where our spending should be concentrated. We still have much work to do to improve our public education system.
While we have passed some great legislation for public education, there are some laws that Rhetta will continue to fight against. This includes:
Rhetta vows to continue fighting for an equitable and just education system that works for all students and teachers.