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Funding Texas Schools: Is the System Fair or Falling Short?

This week on News 88.7, education reporter Laura Isensee has been examining how schools are financed in Texas in series called “Funding Texas Schools: Fair or Falling Short?” The five-part series tells the story of parents fighting for better funding for their children’s schools. It also examines what the current school funding system means for […]

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This week on News 88.7, education reporter Laura Isensee has been examining how schools are financed in Texas in series called “Funding Texas Schools: Fair or Falling Short?”

The five-part series tells the story of parents fighting for better funding for their children’s schools. It also examines what the current school funding system means for families, educators and the future of the state. And the series explores the latest ideas on how to fix school funding – ideas from both lawmakers and from schools in other states.

We’re going to hear Laura’s series now – starting with a history lesson. Texas has a long history of lawsuits over public school funding. One of the earliest chapters starts with a family on the west side of San Antonio and the legal fight started by Demetrio Rodriguez – one that continues today.

Support for this series was provided by The Equity Reporting Project: Restoring the Promise of Education, which was developed by Renaissance Journalism with funding from the Ford Foundation.

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