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The Source: Education Advocates React To School Financing

Houston ISD

The Texas Supreme Court says the public school finance system is broken but it's not un-constitutional.
The state's GOP leader's hailed Friday's decision as a victory for tax payers but what about the school children? 
The court's decision represents a departure from past school financing decisions. 
What are the implications? Does this mean that the courts are no longer interested in taking on school finance issues for Texas schools?

  • Albert Kauffman, professor of Law at St. Mary's University. He is a civil rights litigator who was the lead attorney for the plaintiffs in several of the first school finance cases in Texas.
  • David Hinojosa, director of the South Central Collaborative for Equity at the IDRA a non-partisan research and policy center 
David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi
Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive