In Financing Texas Schools, Defining "Adequate"

During opening statements in the current trial over how the state finances its public schools, a lawyer for the state expressed what many were already thinking.

“This is like déjà vu all over again,” said Assistant Attorney General Shelley Dahlberg.

The state district court trial, which began in October and involves about two-thirds of Texas districts, is the sixth time since 1984 that districts have sued the state over the way public schools are financed.

The Texas Supreme Court last ruled on the issue 2005 when it said current funding levels were adequate but left the door open for ...

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