AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy will host a Policy Primer discussing “Land of the Free & Home of the Brave: How School Finance Affects Texas” TODAY, Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. CDT at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Joe B. Hogsett Theater.

This event will be livestreamed at: txpo.li/TPPFlive

We are spending $61 billion a year on public education, but according to SAT and ACT scores, only 17 – 18% of students are college ready. For three decades, Texas courts have asked for fundamental reform of our school finance system, but we’re still stuck in a quagmire of litigation. It’s time to find permanent solutions that will help Texas children.

Last week, (TPPF) released “Texas School Finance: Basics and Reform” by TPPF Center for Education Freedom Director Kent Grusendorf, Policy Analyst Michael Barba, Center for Fiscal Policy Director Talmadge Heflin, and Economist Dr. Vance Ginn. The paper brings clarity to the complex issue of school finance in Texas and outlines reforms to make the system student centered and efficient.

WHO:

 

Representative Dan Huberty, Texas House of Representatives
Allan Parker, President, The Justice Foundation
Wayne Pierce, Executive Director, Equity Center
 
WHAT:
 
“Land of the Free & Home of the Brave: How School Finance Affects Texas”
 
WHEN:

 

TODAY Tuesday, April 12, 2016
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CDT 
 
WHERE:   

 

Texas Public Policy Foundation
901 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701

For more information, please contact Caroline Espinosa at cespinosa@texaspolicy.com.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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