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04/29/2013 09:45 am ET

Plan To Lower Texas High School Standards Could Anger Voters - NYTimes.com

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Of the three primary arguments about public schools under way in Austin, two are relatively easy for lawmakers to sell to the voters who put them in office.

Lawmakers are trying to replace billions cut from the public education budget in 2011. They haven’t reinstated all of the $5.4 billion that got whacked, but they have replaced most of it. And lawmakers will probably be back next year for a special session on school finance that might well replace the remainder.

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