“The Consequences of State Education Reforms”

Shelley Kofler
August 13, 2013 


In the midst of the 2013 legislative session, a court ruled the Texas school finance system unconstitutional. Parents and districts were clamoring for less testing of students. We followed legislative decisions as lawmakers considered how to pay for education and how to effectively measure student progress. We tracked legislative bills and the state education commissioner’s efforts. In the aftermath of the session we considered the changes made and looked at how they would affect North Texas districts. In one report, “School Funding System Creates Haves and Have Nots,” we provided additional online data that showed state spending for some districts far outweighed funding for others.

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Submitted by Rick Holter.

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