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Texas Per Pupil Spending Falls Farther Below National Average

Friday, May 12, 2017  
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(CBS - DFW) Texas’ per-pupil spending continues to fall farther below the national average, despite the state Supreme Court declaring the public school finance system barely constitutional last year.

The Texas arm of the National Education Association, the country’s largest teachers union, announced Wednesday data showing state spending per K-12 student declined by an average of $143 to $10,017 from the 2015-2016 school year to the current 2016-2017 one.

 

The Legislature cut $5.4 billion from schools in 2011 prompting a sweeping lawsuit. The Texas Supreme Court last May found the state’s school finance system deeply flawed but constitutional. More...


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