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Vote for Candidates That Support School Finance Reform

Austin ISD (AISD) is in the midst of determining how to cut its budget by $30 million. Students and parents perceive the district as a villain as favorite programs are in danger of being eliminated.

“Unfortunately, on its own this approach fails to address the root cause of the budget deficit,” a commentary by AISD Parent Alison Alter reads. “Instead we must set our sights on a much bigger target—the leadership of our state government and our broken school finance system…The reality is our state government chooses not to provide sufficient funding to support the education of our state’s children.”

The League of Women Voters® offers a Voters Guide that highlights school finance and offers background on candidates. “I urge you to research all state candidates’ perspectives on school finance and vote accordingly on Tuesday,” she said.

Read “Commentary: Vote for candidates that support school finance reform,” by Alison Alter, Austin American Statesman. Alter is also an Austin city council member.

November 6, 2018