An open letter to the legislature

Texas State Capitol Exterior View
State Preservation Board, State of Texas

Thank you for all that you do for the great state of Texas. Your efforts and constant commitment are greatly appreciated.

We, the Economics Club at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, find that the fate of future leaders of Texas lie in your hands. We believe it is of utmost importance for Texas to have adequate funding for higher education students.

The power of knowledge is critical for the success of Texas. Without education, not only will Texas walk on a dark path, but also spiral further down into the current and poor economic state. Developing capable leaders is not possible without the necessary tool of higher education. It is up to you to ensure higher education funding is available for the youth of Texas in order to forge advances and relationships in technology, culture, business and academics.

Funding such as the Texas Equalization Grant (TEG) is a crucial aid for current and prospecting students. Currently, 42 percent of students at the University of the Incarnate Word receive the TEG and 58 percent of those students are PELL grant recipients, which illustrates  they are need-based qualifiers.

Thank you for your support of higher education funding. Your support is very important to the success of future Texas leaders.

Attached are signatures of students and faculty at the University of the Incarnate Word who symbolize the belief the need of better higher education funding.

Sincerely,

The Economics Club at the University of Incarnate Word

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