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Party Politics, Texas Edition Ep. 42: The Complications Of School Finance In Texas

“The weight system is basically like a member’s only jacket or parachute pants, we don’t use them anymore!” – Jay Aiyer, co-host of Party Politics, on how he thinks Texas’ funding of schools is antiquated.

HISD voters recently approved to pay the Robin Hood bill, currently at $77 million, by purchasing "attendance credits." This is essentially writing a check to the state, instead of the alternative of losing commercial property from HISD's tax base.
HISD voters recently approved to pay the Robin Hood bill, currently at $77 million, by purchasing “attendance credits.” This is essentially writing a check to the state, instead of the alternative of losing commercial property from HISD’s tax base.

On the latest episode of Party Politics: Texas Edition, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus get into the nuts and bolts of:

  • A sexual harassment training video which may be legalistic but also ineffective

  • George P. Bush disagrees with Governor Greg Abbott tapping Rainy Day Fund?
  • President Trump’s defunct voting commission under fire around asking for Latino surnames

  • Dallas Republican party sues Democratic party to remove names
Then the poli sci profs will delve into why Texas’ school finance system is so broken and what can be done to fix it. By the way, don’t forget to check out our national episodes of Party Politics, too. You can download them on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Tweet us at #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org.

Party Politics is produced by Edel Howlin and our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander.

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