School finance

School Finance: The System

Over half the school districts in Texas, representing two-thirds of all Texas students, think the way we pay for schools is ‘tore up from the floor up’ – I think that’s the technical term. Tuesday, the Texas Supreme Court will hear opening arguments in yet another school finance trial. If this sounds familiar, it is. This is the eighth time schools have come before the Supreme Court. And yes, it’s always about the same thing. Money. How much? Who gets it? Where does it come from? Our schools get funding three ways; from the state, from property taxes, and from the Federal government. We…