Supporting Texas Public Schools
For the first time in decades, the legislative leaders in both the state house and senate, along with the Governor, have committed to addressing the funding crisis facing Texas public schools. Rep. Cyrier was a founding board member of his local school district's education foundation and understands the critical importance of providing adequate school funding, investing in technology and innovation in the classroom, improving teacher pay. That is why he consistently supports making public education a budget priority.
During his time in the legislature, John supported efforts to fully fund enrollment growth in Texas public schools and provide an additional $1.5 billion to restore funding cuts to public schools and improve classroom education. Along with these funds, John supported new accountability standards for Texas public schools that rely less on standardized testing and empower parents and local school districts with better metrics for success. John also voted to fill a budget shortfall in the health plan for retired teachers, who have devoted their professional lives to Texas students. He will continue to work for improvements to the accountability system and long-term security for teacher retirement and health care programs.