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Understanding the Texas Supreme Court Ruling on School Funding

On Friday, the Texas Supreme Court declared the state’s school finance system is constitutional. The ruling ends more than four years of legal battles in the state’s largest-ever school finance case, in which more than 600 school districts sued the state arguing funding was unfairly distributed between rich and poor districts. A district judge agreed. […]

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On Friday, the Texas Supreme Court declared the state’s school finance system is constitutional.

The ruling ends more than four years of legal battles in the state’s largest-ever school finance case, in which more than 600 school districts sued the state arguing funding was unfairly distributed between rich and poor districts. A district judge agreed. The Texas Supreme Court did not.

We discuss what the Texas Supreme Court ruled — and the reaction from both the state and the districts — with News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee.

MORE:
Texas Supreme Court Steps Back From Past Role In School Finance (News 88.7, May 16, 2016)
Texas Supreme Court Rules Against 600-Plus School Districts (News 88.7, May 13, 2016)

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