School Finance Fight to be “Bigger, Badder”
This week the Texas Observer provided a contextual look at Texas school finance struggles over the past decades. With the title “We’re Not Gonna Take It: Texas’ starving school districts lawyer up for (another) epic battle for survival,” the article traces the long story of public school funding.
Now, just seven years after the Texas Supreme Court last ruled the system unconstitutional, more than half the school districts in the state have sued again. Together, the plaintiffs in the four separate suits account for more than 60 percent of the students in Texas public schools. Sequels usually promise to be bigger, better, and badder than before, and this case is no different. Get ready for the school finance fight of the century.
Find the whole article here.
February 3, 2012