A Plan For Texas


In recent sessions, Legislators have called for a more-efficient, understandable system for funding Pre K-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. We continue to work from this model of efficiency and simplicity in hopes the state will create a school funding system that treats all children and taxpayers fairly.  Explore the links and information below to learn more. If you have questions, please contact us.

A Plan for Texas 

For the past few years, 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
As presented to the Texas Commission of Public School Finance - Updated May 2018

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