On Saturday afternoon, about 3,500 people (according to the Texas Tribune) from around the state marched up Congress Avenue for a rally in support of Texas’ children, its schools, its economy, and its future.
I was honored to welcome the crowd to the Capitol and to talk about what’s going on with Texas schools — and what we can do to make sure the state does better by them.
The video is above, but here is the gist of it: “When our kids make a mistake, we expect them to fix it. When our kids have an assignment to do, we don’t let them procrastinate. When our kids have a test, we expect them to show up and do well. It’s time to demand as much from this legislature as we demand from a child.”