Too many Texas schools are failing, yet our elected officials would rather discuss who’s using which toilet.
Two court rulings and a debate over a debate add up to a couple of headaches for Abbott.
It is all but certain that Attorney General Greg Abbott will appeal Judge Dietz’s school finance ruling. It’s classic Abbott. He has to win, even if he realizes that he is going to lose.But the Legislature’s treatment of the schools during the 2011 session all but guarantees a loss for Abbott.
A visiting judge has ruled that John Dietz can continue to preside over the school finance case.
The ongoing lawsuit regarding the state’s public school system is expected to come to a head in May, when Travis County district judge John Dietz could issue his ruling. The question is whether Texas’s funding of public schools is inadequate, and, therefore, violates the Texas constitution’s imprimatur in Article VII…
In February, Judge John Dietz ruled that the state's current school finance system was unconstitutional. However, the legislature's restoration of some of last session's deep cuts to schools during the 83rd legislative session could be a game changer for the lawsuit.
After the 2011 budget cuts, the Lege has some room for reform on public education.
Once again a judge rules that the state’s school finance system in unconstitutional.
The fallout from the state legislature's record $5.4 billion cut to school finance continues.
Perry conducted a Kardashian-level of media courtship at the Capitol, where he told reporters he won't rule out another run for governor or president.