School finance: add money? or reform the system?

A recent article in Plaza de Armas, commenting on the district court’s decision in the school finance trial (earlier post), notes that two San Antonio-area representatives on the Public Education committee, Rep. Mike Villarreal (D) and Rep. Justin Rodriguez (D),… Continue Reading

School finance litigation: district judge denies charter school claims

As mentioned earlier, last year the Texas Charter Schools Association joined the school finance litigation, challenging the lack of facilities funding for charter schools, and asking the court to lift the cap on the number of charter schools. The trial ended… Continue Reading

Houston ISD can sell bonds to pay for facilities; how about charter schools?

The trustees of Houston ISD recently approved a $1.9 billion bond proposal for school facility improvements; voters will have a chance to decide in November. If successful, it will result in a $0.07 property tax increase. “Will HISD trustees approve… Continue Reading