Oscar-winner Vanessa Roth’s The Texas Promise, a much-anticipated documentary about the high-stakes battle over funding for public education in Texas, is set to screen in Lamar County. When Texas cut $5.4 billion from public schools, affecting 5 million students and making Texas 49th in the country in per pupil spending, Texans protested and school districts sued the state and won. The Texas Promise is the gripping story of equity, politics, money, and our children as Texas and the nation make historic decisions about opportunity, the economy, and our democracy.
Lamar County schools will host a FREE community screening of The Texas Promise on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Weger Auditorium located at Paris Junior High School at 2400 Jefferson Road. This screening is open to the entire county. For more information or to view a 2 minute trailer, go to www.thetexaspromisemovie.org.