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  • 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.