A Plan For Texas


In recent sessions, Legislators have called for a more-efficient, understandable system for funding PreK-12 public education. On September 29, 2016, the Equity Center presented its plan for an efficient and equitable system to the House Appropriations and House Public Education committees. Explore the links and information below to learn more. If you have questions, please contact us.

A Plan for Texas 

For the past year, we have been working on a response to that request, the four basic steps being:

  1. Establish a set of basic principles to guide decisions
  2. Identify inefficient and/or unnecessarily complex funding elements
  3. Develop a simple, efficient solution that treats all districts fairly
  4. Provide for a reasonable transition

Plan Details 

View Equity Center's Proposed School Finance Plan
Presented by Dr. Wayne Pierce at Joint Interim Committee Hearing on September 29, 2016

Read Dr. Pierce's Testimony

Hearings & Resources

Watch Archived February 28, 2017 House Public Education Committee Hearing
Dr. Ray Freeman's testimony begins at 4:06
View Presentation

Watch Archived September 29, 2016, Joint Interim Committee Hearing
Dr. Wayne Pierce's testimony begins at the 7:22:16

School Finance Begins by Eliminating Inefficiency

TribTalk - August 31, 2016 - Access Story Online