Webinars and Community Meetings

The Coalition for Public Schools hosted a series of webinars regarding voucher prior to the convening of the 87th Texas Legislature. These webinars are designed to inform and educate participants about vouchers as we move toward the session. The three webinars are about the following subjects:

  • Special education vouchers
  • Virtual vouchers
  • Federal vouchers and the different types of vouchers proposed


Click on the links below to view our webinars:

The Truth About Special Education Vouchers

View this webinar with Dr. Andrea Chevalier (Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education); Steven Aleman (Disability Rights Texas); and Jolene Sanders-Foster (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities) as they discuss how private school vouchers for special needs children would affect Texas education. Moderated by Dr. Charles Luke of the Coalition for Public Schools.

Approximate webinar length – 47 minutes. Click here to watch the webinar.

Voucher Fights: How Oklahoma and Georgia Defeated Vouchers

View this webinar with Rev. Clark Frailey, Executive Director of Pastors for Oklahoma Kids and Terrence Wilson, Regional Policy and Community Engagement Director of Intercultural Development Research Association as they discuss how their respective states defeated vouchers. Moderated by Rev. Charles Foster Johnson of Pastors for Texas Children.

Approximate webinar length – 45 minutes. Click here to watch the webinar.

Legal Aspects of Vouchers

View this webinar with Paige Duggins-Clay, Chief Legal Analyst for the Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) as she is interviewed by Moderator Monty Exter – Senior Lobbyist for the Association of Texas Professional Educators.

Watch and listen as they explore the current legal aspects of vouchers in light of recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings. The slide deck from the webinar is located here.

Approximate webinar length Р30 minutes. Click here to watch the webinar. 



Special Education Vouchers: A Conversation with Chandra Villanueva and Jolene Sanders-Foster 

View this webinar with Moderator Monty Exter of the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) as he interviews Chandra Villanueva of Every Texan and Jolene Sanders-Foster from the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities (CTD) about special education vouchers.

Virtual Vouchers: A Conversation with David Anderson and Heather Sheffield

Join Monty Exter with ATPE again as he discusses virtual vouchers with David Anderson of Raise Your Hand Texas and Heather Sheffield of Eanes ISD and Texans Advocating for Meaningful Assessment.

Federal Vouchers and Voucher Types: A Conversation with Carol Burris and Morgan Craven – December 10@ 1:00 pm Live on Zoom

Join Moderator Monty Exter as he interviews Dr. Carrol Burris of the Network for Public Education and attorney Morgan Craven with the Intercultural Research Development Association as they discuss federal vouchers and voucher types.

Community Meetings

All community meetings have been suspended to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will resume community meetings when it is safe to do so.


For more information regarding webinars or community meetings please contact Dr. Charles Luke at charlesluke43@gmail.com or 940-768-8594.

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