Browsing Category: School Finance

TTARA statement on House Bill 3 (school finance reform)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 5, 2019 Contact: Kirsten Voinis (512) 922-7141, TTARA statement on House Bill 3 (school finance reform) The Texas Taxpayers and Research Association (TTARA) issued the following statement today regarding House Bill 3, the school finance reform bill, by state Rep. Dan Huberty, chairman of the House Public Education Committee. The…

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Is Robin Hood school funding broken?

In English folklore, Robin Hood is the hero; stealing from the rich, giving to the poor. But in Texas, we use his name to describe one way we fund education.  And some folks think Robin Hood is a villain.  “We cannot live with this.  Not one more year. Not one more day,” Plano ISD Board Member…

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Commentary: Money is no barrier to school finance reform

When state legislators convene in January to address major issues facing Texas, school finance reform and property tax relief are expected to top the priority list. But revenue growth may be moderate, calling into question just how much lawmakers can accomplish, especially when schools will need an additional $4 billion in the next budget cycle just to…

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