Education professionals finally seem to realize that if people don't *vote* for change, change doesn't happen. I'm hopeful because I'm seeing more and more activity before the 2018 elections, activity like that reflected in this Facebook post.
If you don't like how local public school funding keeps getting squeezed by the state, you have to vote in 2018. If you don't like how state legislators raid local property taxes and then brag in mailers to voters how they kept state spending down, you have to vote in 2018.
And you can't keep voting for the same politicians who keep delivering the same bad policies. That means voting against people like Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick, Don Huffines, Van Taylor, Angie Chen Button, Jason Villalba, and yes, Linda Koop. Voting against them in the party primaries, then voting against them again in the general election. Because when you keep sending the same people back to Austin every two years, you're going to keep getting the same results, no matter how big your protest rally on the Capitol steps when the next legislative sessions opens in 2019.