School officials and education experts thanked House members for proposing more school funding, but urged them to consider ways to steer more money to kids who need it most.
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Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock announced his plan to reform Texas’ school finance system by eliminating outdated funding measures.
House leaders announced an $800-million plan to improve Texas’ school funding system this session, without waiting for a court ruling that could require a major overhaul.
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.
Judge John Dietz rules Texas’ school finance system is unconstitutional, closing a years-long trial and sending the case on to the Texas Supreme Court.
Latino groups are uniting around a policy agenda for the next Lege session, backed by a survey that shows school finance and teacher preparation are the community’s biggest needs.
Even with some of the damage from 2011 undone, the long-term trend is that we’re spending less on each young Texan’s education.
Sudden pressure from Gov. Rick Perry has put budget negotiations on the rocks as lawmakers argue over $700 million for schools.
There’s a dirty little secret hidden in the Senate’s budget celebration: when you account for inflation and Texas’ growing enrollment, the Senate’s budget would actually leave schools with less money per student than they get today.
Photos from the Save Texas Schools Rally at the State Capitol, a demonstration for more funding and less testing in Texas’ public schools.