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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 …
Legislative Budget Board chart (from Fiscal Size-Up) on public education funding over the last decade

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