Category Archives: school finance

What real school finance reform is…and isn’t

  Gov. Greg Abbott sounded ambitious in his welcoming remarks to the state Senate on the opening day of the legislative session. “We are going to solve school finance reform and property tax reform this session,” he declared. Maybe they … Continue reading

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Dan Patrick’s Happy New Year greeting to teachers…or maybe not

  I received my Happy New Year email from Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick the other day. It was mostly a message reminding me of what a great leader he thinks he is and reminding me of his political priorities – … Continue reading

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Is school finance study commission the real thing…or a charade?

  We soon will learn whether the Texas Commission on Public School Finance will live up to its name or merely be another charade concocted by Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. Will it actually make recommendations to … Continue reading

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Private donations are great, but adequate school funding is the state’s job

  When the state leadership fails to adequately pay for public education, as it has failed to do for years, parents and local businesses step up, not only with higher property tax payments but also, in many cases, with private … Continue reading

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