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Analysis: Texas’ school finance problem in one pesky chart

A fresh update of a single budget chart shows who's paying for public education in Texas: More than half of the money comes from local property taxpayers, just over a third comes from the state, and the federal government spends about a dime of every dollar schools cost.

The Texas Legislative Budget Board, including House Speaker Joe Straus, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and state Sen. Jane Nelson, on Dec. 1, 2016.
Legislative Budget Board chart (from Fiscal Size-Up) on public education funding over the last decade

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