THE TEXAS PROMISE
Vanessa Roth, Director/Producer
Livio Sanchez, Producer
Devorah Brand, Producer
About the Project
When Texas cut $5.4 billion from public schools, it affected 5 million students and made Texas 49th in the country in per pupil spending. Texans protested, districts sued the state, battle lines were drawn, and students and teachers went to school. THE TEXAS PROMISE, by Academy Award winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth, 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.