People of Texas Campaign

Beto O'Rourke Campaigns In Waco And Austin, Texas
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Beto O'Rouke's involvement in politics goes as far back as 2005 when he entered the El Paso City Council. His role has morphed into something much bigger as he travels around Texas promoting and educating community members through his People of Texas Campaign as he continues his run for Texas Governor.

Taking Serious Issues Head-On

This fourth-generation Texan is vowing to tackle serious issues head-on. Education is at the top of his priorities and he will discuss problems and solutions. O'Rouke has pointed out how "hyper-focus on standardized testing in school forces educators to teach to a test instead of teaching to the children in front of them."

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How to Tackle Education Issues

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 O'Rouke is dedicated and passionate about creating world-class public schools in Texas. He says, "If we want the best jobs in America to be right here in Texas, we need the best schools in America to be right here in Texas." 

Helping Educators in Texas

As part of his campaign, O'Rouke discusses how much teachers are underpaid. In comparision to the national average, Texas educators are underpaid by $10,000. He is committed to raising teachers to pay, expanding loan forgiveness programs, and strengthening health care and retirement benefits so that teachers no longer have to work a second or third job just to make ends meet.

Devoted to Raising Public School Standards

You can expect to hear how O'Rouke plans on creating a strategy to raise the standards of public schools. "We will put more money into our kids’ classrooms and reject any effort to take your public tax dollars out of your schools to send them away to private education."

Join the Conversation

You can join the conversation by attending the event inside the University of Houston-Victoria North Building Multipurpose Room (Bldg 3.) The discussion will take place from 2:30 till 3:30 pm.