My name is Erin Davis Valdez, and I am an education policy director at Texas Public Policy Foundation. I’m here today to voice our support of SJR 81.

Our Foundation’s public amplification of Texas State Technical College’s unique returned-value funding model goes back to 2012, as it was being phased in. Dr. Thomas Lindsay wrote in National Review Online, “One is hard-put to imagine an arrangement better suited to providing the accountability to which taxpayers are entitled.” Dr. Lindsay’s confidence in the
outcome of this apparent gamble was well-founded, because it was based on human nature.