School Finance

Bathroom Pass

Jun 22, 2016 By Dave Mann

Too many Texas schools are failing, yet our elected officials would rather discuss who’s using which toilet.

Weekend Wobbles

Sep 2, 2014 By Erica Grieder

Two court rulings and a debate over a debate add up to a couple of headaches for Abbott. 

Another Round of School Finance

Sep 2, 2014 By brian sweany and Paul Burka

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.

The Lesson of School Finance

Apr 4, 2014 By brian sweany and Paul Burka

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…

Remember the School Finance Case?

May 6, 2013 By brian sweany and Paul Burka

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.