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House Leader Unveils $1.6 Billion School Funding Plan

Tuesday, March 7, 2017  
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(Texas Tribune) The top public education policymaker in the Texas House unveiled a $1.6 billion plan on Monday that he described as a first step to overhauling the state‚Äôs beleaguered school funding system. 

 

At a Capitol press conference, state Rep. Dan Huberty said House Bill 21 would boost per-student funding for nearly every public and charter school in the state while reducing the amount of money wealthier school districts are required to give up to buoy poorer ones. The state's so-called Robin Hood plan has become a hot-button political issue as large districts like Houston have recently had to begin making payments. More...


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