Rebecca Bell-Metereau is the real Democrat running in District 5. She is seeking re-election for the Texas State Board of Education. Her opponents in the primary are backed by out-of-state charter school companies that siphon away our tax dollars

Rebecca has been endorsed by major newspapers, parents’ and teachers’ organizations, labor unions, Annie’s List, and more than a dozen Democratic groups. We can trust Rebecca to stand up for the educational needs of the 5 million Texas school children who attend public schools that are managed by locally-elected school boards.

San Antonio Express-News

In the Democratic primary, incumbent Rebecca Bell-Metereau, faces two challengers … But, once again, we recommend Rebecca Bell-Metereau, a film professor at Texas State University, who has earned a second term.

Bell-Metereau has worked to improve curriculum, often speaking up to represent interests of students of all backgrounds.

Bell-Metereau is concerned about efforts to censor books in school libraries in Texas and history curriculum not being inclusive. And she opposes the high-stakes nature of STAAR and is “scrupulous” about charter schools because of the funding that is taken from public schools.

Austin Chronicle

After running four times in 10 years to finally land this seat on the board that tries to edit everybody’s textbooks, Bell-Metereau has been rewarded in redistricting with an easily defendable Democratic district including all of Austin. Our progressive community has never really had this much power to lift the SBOE’s heavily conservative … hand from the necks of Texas children, and we think the incumbent is best positioned to use it.

Texas State Teacher’s Association

“Rebecca Bell-Metereau teaches English at Texas State University in San Marcos and also directs the interdisciplinary media studies minor, which she developed. She has earned reelection to the State Board, where she is working to curb the growth of corporate charter schools and adopt curriculum standards based on facts, not politics.”

— Ovidia Molina, president, Texas State Teachers Association

Rebecca Bell-Metereau is endorsed for re-election by

Annie’s List • the Austin Chronicle • Austin Environmental Democrats • Austin Tejano Democrats • Austin Young Democrats • Bexar United Tejano Democrats • Bexar Barrio Tejano Democrats • Black Austin Democrats • Capital Area Progressive Democrats • Central Austin Democrats  • Education Austin • Hays County Tejano Democrats • Liberal Austin Democrats • North by Northwest Democrats  • Northeast Travis County Democrats • Pflugerville Area Democrats • the San Antonio Express-News • Senate District 19 Tejano Democrats • South Austin Democrats • Stonewall Democrats of Austin • Texas AFL-CIO • Texas Parent PAC  • Texas State Teachers Association • University Democrats (U.T.)

Vote for Rebecca in the  March 1 Democratic Primary!

Early voting now through Friday, February 25

Or vote on election day March 1 from 7 AM to 7 PM.