About

We are a bit of a different type of organization… one that doesn’t invest energy in education reform but rather in celebrating what’s right with our schools. Contrary to popular opinion and the day’s headlines, our public schools are performing remarkably well. The widespread failures so often debated are nothing more than myths. Sure, there are isolated cases of failures across the country, but our schools are achieving more today than ever before and America’s schools are superior to any other nation in the world. All of those international comparisons are based on suspect data and, in our opinion, are grossly flawed.

Vision

The vision of Friends of Texas Public Schools is that Texas public school educators will be ambassadors for their profession. Texans will believe that being an educator is noble, will revere and respect their public schools, and will recognize their role and become engaged in quality public education.

Mission

By educating Texans about Texas Public Schools and their many strengths and achievements, we aim to:

  • Underscore the significance of them;

  • Unite Texans around them;

  • Restore pride in them;

  • Strengthen confidence in them;

  • Lift spirits among them; and

  • Inject resources into them…

…all of which will lead to even greater performance.

Meet our Board of Directors