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Fighting ‘Yellowbelly Politicians’ to Save Texas Public Schools

Jimmie Don Aycock, former state representative and public education advocate, is dialing his advocacy up a notch through his involvement in the Texas First Coalition, a nonprofit bringing education advocates and business leaders together with the goal of promoting quality public schools, a thriving business environment, government fiscal responsibility, and stronger ethics for elected officials.

Aycock did an extensive Q&A in the Waco Tribune focused on funding for public schools, the property tax system, the challenges of the current “byzantine” school finance system, and whether state leaders will step up to do the right thing for public school students.

Aycock is of the opinion that some state leaders don’t want to fund public education because their own kids go to private schools. “They just want out of the system and don’t really care what happens to everybody else,” Aycock said.

Read “Fighting ‘yellowbelly politicians’ to save Texas’ public schools: Q&A with Jimmie Don Aycock” in the Waco Tribune.

May 23, 2018