When Experience Matters Little…Politics as Usual


Fort Worth, TX, Jan. 13, 2010: Felix Alvarado has focused on bringing leadership and vision to Texas, creating jobs and bringing much needed medical care to Texans, but his desire to provide solutions for our education system comes from years of actual experience in the classroom.

I noticed that the Texas State Teachers Association (correction: not AFT) has endorsed Bill White for Governor of Texas.  It makes me wonder why this teacher organization has endorsed this candidate to the exclusion of the other well-qualified people running for the office.

My name is Felix Alvarado and I am a candidate for governor of the state of Texas.  I am not nearly as well financed nor am I nearly as well connected with the leadership of the Democratic party, but I do have a track record in education and an education platform that is detailed and provides specific solutions for the problems that place Texas education in the bottom eighth of the states in this vital area.

Bill White’s parents were teachers.  What does that say about his knowledge about the conditions in today’s classrooms?  I am and have been a teacher and assistant principle in the public schools of Texas for the past 15 years and I know what problems, frustrations and hindrances teachers and students face every day.

White talks about what he will do but has no plan for implementation.  Do you remember in 2000 when George Bush said he was going to be the “education president”?  How did that turn out?

If  White advocates increased taxes to underwrite his unstated educational reforms, he will lose the election.  Texans are some of the most heavily taxed people in the country today and are unlikely to vote for new taxes.  If he is not going to raise taxes, how will he “create a first class school system”?   How is he going to “attract and retain highly qualified teachers to give Texas students the skills needed to compete in the marketplace”?

I am attaching my education platform with detailed descriptions of how to improve the system, but most of all provide the best possible teachers, teaching conditions and curriculum to permit Texas’ students to compete on the world wide stage of the 21st century without raising anyone’s taxes.

See my attached Education Platform.



Felix Alvarado

Contact: Irma Mathis
Alvarado Campaign
P. O. Box 276663
San Antonio, TX 78227
Phone: 682-559-2469
Email: mygov2010@gmail.com


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