The Legislature has been talking big in the Capitol about the state’s high expectations, while refusing to give schools the resources needed to meet those standards. In his school finance ruling last week, Judge John Dietz writes that the state had better put its money where its mouth is.
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Dietz was sympathetic to the central argument raised by school districts in varying forms: that lawmakers had raised standards for Texas schools—specifically by rolling out the new, tougher STAAR test—just when they were cutting funding from public education. “We either want increased standards, and are willing to pay the price, or we don’t,” Dietz said today.