Texas School Finance Trial Goes for Round Two

State district court Judge John Dietz likened the state's school finance case to the soap opera As the World Turns when he opened Wednesday's hearing on whether to reconsider evidence in the trial that concluded in February.

He drew the comparison not because of the trial's drama but because of its longevity.

"There were 13,858 episodes of As the World Turns, and we are getting pretty close," Dietz said. 

After hearing brief arguments from the state and the six parties in the case, the judge announced that a new six-week trial would begin on Jan. 6 ...

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