The Texas State Teachers Association on Thursday threw its support behind Dr. Glenn Rogers in the House District 60 race.

With roots dating back to the late-1800s, the TSTA represents educators from every corner of the state, including District 60. Focused on helping teachers provide the best education for our children, the TSTA agenda aligns with Dr. Rogers’ in multiple areas.

“The Texas State Teachers Association is proud to endorse Glenn Rogers for Texas House District 60,” said Noel Candelaria, TSTA president. “Dr. Rogers is a product of Graham public schools and a former school board member. He believes our children and educators deserve the best public schools we can provide, and that will be his goal in Austin.”

“As a former school board member in a rural community in District 60, I know the perils our schools face,” said Rogers. “The TSTA will be a key ally in helping me fight for our schools and public education in Austin. Like me, the organization is opposed to a school voucher system, which disproportionately harms rural schools. Furthermore, the TSTA is opposed to our current state testing policy. Tying standardized testing to student grade outcomes isn’t working for our students, and TSTA sees that. There are better options for our students.”

“Furthermore, safeguarding the benefits our educators have earned is another key issue that we must address. With TSTA’s help, I will fight to ensure our teachers – current and retired – can rely on their earned benefits,” continued Rogers. “I look forward to working on these key issues with the TSTA when I am elected.”

Rogers faces Jon Francis in the Republican party primary runoff. There are no Democratic opponents.

Early voting for the runoff election begins Monday, June 29, and ends Friday, July 10. Runoff election day is Tuesday, July 14.

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