Remodeling our School Finance System

Meaningful school finance reform will only happen if lawmakers come together to make necessary investments in education. The 5.4 million students enrolled in Texas’ public school systems have waited for a solution long enough, and it’s time for our elected officials to take action.

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Additional Resources

CPPP Analysis of Texas Public School Finance Commission Final Report – December 2018 by Chandra Villanueva

Rise and Fall of Texas STEM Education: Evidence from the nation’s report card by Chandra Villanueva

It's Time for Texas to Focus On School Finance, by Bianca Lopez – CPPP Spring Communications Intern

Staffing Levels in Schools:What the Numbers Do (and Don't) Tell Us

Where does facilities funding fit into the school finance debate? by Chandra Villanueva

As New Commission Prepares to Meet, it’s Time to Take Real Action on Public School Finance by Chandra Villanueva

VIDEO: Remodeling our School Finance System by Chandra Villanueva

What is Recapture? Why is it a Critical Part of Public Education in Texas? by Chandra Villanueva

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Consequences of the Texas Public School Funding Hole of 2011-2016 by Chandra Villanueva:

Chance for Pre-K in the Special Session by Chandra Villanueva

It's Time to Renovate our School Finance System by Chandra Villanueva

Testimony in Support of SB 16 by Chandra Villanueva

The Senate Version of HB 21 is a Voucher Bill, not a School Finance Bill by Chandra Villanueva

Promising School Finance Bills Advance in Texas House and Senate by Chandra Villanueva

The Ups and Downs of School Finance: Protecting the Floor While Raising the Ceiling by Chandra Villanueva

Texas Pre-K: Looking Ahead to the 2017 Legislative Session by Chandra Villanueva

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