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Analysis: A $5.5 billion shift in who pays for public education in Texas

It's an old and bittersweet story in Texas: Property values rise, local property tax revenue rises and the state government spends less on public education.

Students walk with their desk barriers to their next class on the first day of in-person classes at Highland Village Elementary on Sept. 8, 2020.

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