TAGT believes gifted students from every cultural background see the world in unique ways and are developing minds that just might discover innovative answers to the most challenging questions of their generation. Being identified as gifted and talented is not a badge of honor, nor a reward for good behavior. It is an educational diagnosis requiring gifted program services for G/T students to reach their full potential. Supporting the academically under-challenged students in Texas is vital.
If you want to take action, you may use this sample letter to send to the senators on the Education Committee or go to the Capital and submit a Witness Affirmation Form to indicate you are opposed to the bill. You will need to do so before the committee meets on April 18th.
Senate Education Committee
Chair: Sen. Larry Taylor
Vice Chair: Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr.
Members: Sen. Paul Bettencourt; Sen. Donna Campbell; Sen. Bob Hall; Sen. Don Huffines; Sen. Bryan Hughes; Sen. Kel Seliger; Sen. Van Taylor; Sen. Carlos Uresti; and Sen. Royce West
ABOUT TAGT: The Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented (TAGT) connects and empowers educators and parents to meet the unique needs of gifted and talented students from every cultural background who see the world in unique ways and are developing minds that just might discover innovative answers to the most challenging questions of their generation. TAGT provides more than 3,000 members a forum for exchanging ideas and information about the education of G/T students.
Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented
5920 West William Cannon Dr., Bldg 7, Ste 102
Phone: 512.499.8248 • Fax: 512.852.4552