From the desk of Barbara Cargill:
Member, State Board of Education
It’s that time of year again: Dust off the backpack, pack the lunchbox, and send the kids back to school. For a lot of parents, it’s a bittersweet time because their little ones aren’t so little anymore; they are growing and learning which is always fun to watch. For some parents, sending their child to school is nerve-wracking: What are they learning? What if I don’t agree with what they’re teaching my child? As a parent, do I have any authority?
CSCOPE is a left-leaning and error-filled curriculum that has been infiltrating our public schools. Senator Paxton supported efforts to expose CSCOPE, and his efforts were important in the battle to ensure that parents — not government bureaucrats — have the final say in the education of their children. Senator Paxton’s leadership in exposing CSCOPE helped enable the State Board of Education to place CSCOPE under our purview.
As our next Attorney General, Ken Paxton will continue to fight for our kids. Texas has never been one to go along to get along — our children are too important to start now.
Advocates for Common Core State Standards are also knocking at our door, hoping to get them into Texas classrooms.
Ken Paxton’s vote against the Common Core State Standards helped keep those standards out of Texas. He understands that Texas parents and Texas teachers know best what Texas students should be taught. Ken Paxton is a principled conservative and will make an outstanding Attorney General, and that’s why I’m asking for your help.
It’s a busy time of year and not all of us have time to block walk or phone bank, but a safe and secure donation only takes a few minutes. Our children are worthy of an Attorney General who has their interests in mind. Ken and Angela have homeschooled their four kids; Angela is an educator — education is a central point for their personal lives. This isn’t just a political platform.
Chair, State Board of Education