On Wednesday June 23, the South Texas RGV Next Generation Politics chapter held its first event at the San Benito public recreation center. Here, participating members held a 2.5 hour political debate over the U.S educational system and what kinds of reforms the federal government should take. Several members advocated for increased funding toward resources and supplies, while others insisted technology should be further implemented in the classroom. In addition, other debaters argued that the system must be “flipped on its head”, and the fundamental problem is a lack of student input in the decision making process. Next Generation Politics of Texas has several events planned for the fall, so stay tuned and reach out to the Texas State Director if you are interesting in joining or starting a chapter!