Category Archives: School Finance

Bubba The Texas Education Czar

Let’s imagine that Texas has an Education Czar. His name is Bubba. Bubba the Czar is in charge of K-12 public education and it is represented by a large, multi-passenger car. The driver of the K-12 car is a kind … Continue reading

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Down: Texas Public Education Spending per Student

The Legislative Budget Board documents what most educators know: As student enrollment in The Lone Star State grows, Texas public education spending per student shrinks.

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A Bruised Apple and Public School Finance

Here is a bruised-apple analogy for understanding K-12 public school finance in Texas. ____________________ Some apples have bruises. All apples are not bruised, just some. Some schools are bruised. Bruised  schools need immediate changes for the sake of the kids who attend … Continue reading

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Texas School Finance Primer

The month of October hosts Halloween. That may make October the ideal month to blog about the Texas Public School System. Here are three sites you can to visit to learn more about public school funding and relevant issues surrounding … Continue reading

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Please Sue Us Soon (Part III)

This is the third and final blog in a three-part series titled, “Please Sue Us Soon.” Texas now has three school finance lawsuits in various stages of development. In all likelihood, School Districts will prevail on one litigation point, if … Continue reading

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Please Sue Us Soon (Part II)

This is the second blog in a three part series titled, “Please Sue Us Soon.” The title came by a message from a state representative to Mr. David Thompson, a well-known school finance litigator, during the 82nd Legislative Session. In … Continue reading

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Please Sue Us Soon.

In 2006, the Texas Legislature created a K-12 public school funding system that was perpetually underfunded. The underfunding can be referred to as a structural deficit – a planned gap where there will never be enough funding to cover expenditures. … Continue reading

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