To all TX Gifted educators, parents of gifted, and gifted advocates:
This is a brief post to pass along information. You may have heard from the TX Association for the Gifted and Talented that the gifted education funding in Texas will be eliminated if House Bill 3, the current public education funding bill, passes. Although we homeschool, we are a supporter of gifted education in public schools. Our son received such services prior to our homeschool education plan began. As a parent of an identified gifted student and as a constituent in TX I am still concerned about the status of gifted education in our schools. Your voice matters and should be heard while there is still time to remove the language cutting gifted education funding from the bill.
The Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented have prepared a guide with simple steps you can take to encourage legislators to save gifted education in Texas.
Please visit TAGT’s Call to Action Guide. Public testimony on HB3 will occur on Tuesday, March 12, in Austin. The schedule for testimony is not available yet but TAGT will send out information to those on their list!
Gifted education in Texas needs you. Please act quickly.