Our annual Texas Education Poll brings the opinions, beliefs, hopes, fears, and ideas from Texans, including parents of schoolchildren and those without children in schools, to the field. We hope fellow researchers, educators, and decision makers will use this information in their work.
These Texas Education Poll key takeaways highlight some of the clear challenges Texans describe and their future-focused messages calling for support of and investments in our students and schools.
May their voices inspire us all to listen, learn, and act on behalf of all Texas students.
Texans see areas in need of improvement, but overall want schools to be successful and for all children to thrive.
Texans express support for every investment item we surveyed, with higher support than any of our past polls. They want to invest in the needs of students—physical, mental, and material; in programs like Career & Technical Education CTE; and universal, optional Pre Kindergarten. They believe we should improve building security, invest in increasing teacher salaries, and address learning gaps.
This information reflects a forward-thinking Texas, a Texas focused on championing public schools. Texans want to strengthen the foundation of support our schools provide Texas families and communities. This clear message from Texans is about investing in our children and the future of Texas.
Read and download a copy of the full 2023 poll report here.