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Texas School Coalition

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Austin, Texas 78746
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    The state is putting less money into public education than projected during the much-heralded 2019 legislative session. That's because property values have increased, which allows the state to reduce its funding obligation to public schools. #txlege #txed https://www.texastribune.org/2021/04/09/texas-education-property-taxes/

    Washington "has been pumping billions into school districts across the country to meet the demands of the pandemic ... In Texas, local schools have yet to see an extra dime from more than $19 billion in federal stimulus money given to the state." #txlege https://www.texastribune.org/2021/04/07/texas-schools-stimulus-funding/

    House Appropriations hearing HB 2 (supplemental). Proposes the state spend $5.5 billion less on public ed in current cycle than projected due to higher-than-expected property values that have shifted more costs 2 homeowners, plus higher-than-expected federal funds. #txlege (1/3)

    “We cannot afford for this current health crisis to become a generational education crisis." Powerful words from @HEB Chairman Charles Butt as he urges the state to stop blocking federal resources for Texas schools. #txlege #txed https://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/2021/04/06/18-billion-in-federal-education-dollars-missing-from-initial-house-and-senate-budget-drafts/

    President of @NISD School Board: "As if schoolchildren and teachers do not have enough to worry about after the pandemic-driven year...our state has withheld federal funds provided to Texas school districts." #txlege #txed https://www.expressnews.com/opinion/commentary/article/Commentary-As-schools-work-harder-state-hoards-16073612.php

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