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Adrian Garcia Releases Education Plan: Make Education a Top Priority in Harris County Precinct 2
News Release
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Today, Adrian Garcia, former sheriff and now candidate for Harris County Commissioner, Precinct 2, released a detailed plan, Foundation for the Future, to make education a top priority in county government in Precinct 2.

“We all know that education is the foundation for a better future,” said Garcia. “But Harris County politicians are skipping school when it comes to prioritizing our next generation.”

Garcia will introduce Foundation for the Future at a town hall meeting tomorrow:

What: Making Education the Priority Town Hall
When: Wednesday September 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: San Jacinto College Central Campus Library, 8060 Spencer Highway, Pasadena

The meeting will feature education experts Emilio España, Chairman of Integra Institute; Sherrie Matula, retired teacher and school improvement consultant; Monica Flores Richart, attorney and public education advocate and Carlos Salazar, educator and author.

Garcia's plan prioritizes actions in three age groups:

  • Pre-K Access, Funding and Parental Involvement. High quality pre-kindergarten sets a child on a path to career and personal advancement for a lifetime. Action items include beginning a pilot program offering high quality pre-kindergarten.
  • K-12 Triple-A: Access, Awareness and Afterschool support at our K-12 schools. At a time when school districts are being held to the highest standards of achievement, schools have fewer resources, and students are coming in with greater needs. Action items include creating a program to encourage adoption of the community schools model.
  • Adult Education, Parent Engagement, Job Training and Second Chance. Adult education changes lives, whether parents need classes to help children with homework, adults seek training to get a better paying job or older youth need a second chance. Action items include coordinating community colleges and certification programs with county school districts to implement rigorous programs.

“I’ll immediately take action on a plan to use all Harris County community centers and libraries as learning and educational resource centers open to all,” said Garcia. “I’ll start by restoring programs cut by the current commissioner, advancing early childhood education and providing job skills and training for adults and students to get good-paying jobs.”

Download Adrian Garcia’s A Foundation for the Future education plan at

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