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Texas School Funding Still Unconstitutional, Judge Rules

AP | By WILL WEISSERT | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional for a second time Thursday, finding that even though the Legisla...

Texas Lawmakers Restore Funding For Schools

Reuters | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, May 26 (Reuters) - Texas lawmakers on Sunday gave final approval to a two-year budget that restores...

The Myth of Texas School Funding

Jason Stanford | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Since 1968, the state has now lost six straight lawsuits brought by school districts that have argued successfully that their funding is unconstitutionally inadequate and unequal.

Michelle Rhee Meets Jon Stewart; Texas School Funding Unconstitutional: Ed Today

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

Rhee The Radical? Former Washington, D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee continues the book tour for her memoir, "Radical," stopping last night at the Daily Show. She talked to host Jon Stewart about standardized testing, school accountability, and poverty. Stewart's mother was a teacher, so it's always interesting to see him interview education figures. For now, watch the interview here. More on that soon. And stay tuned -- Rhee is slated to appear on HuffPost Live at 1:30 p.m., so set your, er, Google calendars to remind you!

Expert: $8 Billion Needed For Texas Students To Meet New Academic Standards, Says School Finance Expert

Posted 10.31.2012 | Education

Texas will need to spend an additional $8 billion annually in order for its students to meet the state's new college and career-readiness standards, s...

Texas School Finance Case To Focus On Demographics Shift

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 12.23.2012 | Education

AUSTIN, Texas — A boom in Texas' Hispanic population, coupled with starkly higher poverty rates for minorities statewide, could so hurt future h...

600 Texas School Districts Sue State For 'Unconstitutional' Funding

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 12.22.2012 | Education

AUSTIN, Texas — Attorneys representing around 600 school districts argued Monday that Texas' school financing system is so "hopelessly broken" t...

Lawsuit Alleges Texas School District Is In Violation Of Constitution Due To Inequitable Funding

Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

Two families and the Paso del Norte Civil Rights Project have filed a lawsuit in district court alleging that Clint Independent School District does n...

Texas Schools Sue State Over Billions In Funding

AP | By APRIL CASTRO and PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 12.11.2011 | Education

AUSTIN, Texas -- A coalition of more than 150 Texas school districts said Tuesday it has filed a lawsuit against the state over a school funding syste...