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Judge Dietz Rules School Finance System Unconstitutional
Lead Counsel Offers Reaction to Historic School Finance Decision
March 22, 2013
McCown: Texas schools are accountable but need money
Bill Hammond of the Texas Association of Business wants schools to produce better outcomes. Hammond argues for more accountability and against increased spending. He is pretty hard on teachers, superintendents and the recent school finance court ruling. Let’s look at the evidence.Read More ...
House Committee Approves Additional $2.5 Billion for Public Schools
Yesterday afternoon in the House Appropriations committee, Chairman Pitts substituted House Bill 1 (the House version of the state budget) for SB 1 (the Senate approved version of the budget). He also offered an amendment to the bill to provide an additional $1 billion to public education. As it stands the additional money would be used to increase the Basic Allotment to $4,890 in FY 14 and to $4,975 in FY 15. We encourage you to watch the archived hearing below and check out our latest Lege in Ten.