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Carl Garner

Teacher, Mesquite ISD

Carl Garner has been a teacher for 18 years in Mesquite ISD, where he teaches 6th grade Math and Science at Florence Elementary. He has been elected by his peers to serve as the 2017/18 state president for Association of Texas Professional Educators. He was a Member of TEA Teacher Standards Committee, a presenter at National Consortium of Independent Educator Associations, and is the youth/music director at his church.

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I’m a Teacher. I Plan to Vote.

There’s a growing resistance in Texas to teachers like me speaking to others about the importance of voting. It’s baffling that there are those in power who would rather educators not vote or encourage others to vote — especially considering how important we are to helping millions of Texas children become responsible citizens.