AUSTIN – The Texas Supreme Court is expected to rule on the school finance trial in the spring of 2016. To examine opportunities for reform this litigation presents, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Education Freedom will host the panel “School Finance: After 30 Years of Litigation, How Can Texas Restructure Education to Benefit Students?” at the 14th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm CST at the Hilton Austin Hotel in Salon J.
“Texans have struggled with how to fix school finance for over three decades and may now have a once in a lifetime opportunity to do what is best for kids, not just institutions,” said the Honorable Kent Grusendorf, senior fellow and director of the Center for Education Freedom at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “We look forward to a lively and timely discussion in anticipation of a Supreme Court ruling next spring.”
- Senator Paul Bettencourt, Chairman, Select Committee on Property Tax Reform and Relief, Texas State Senate
- Michael Barba, Policy Analyst, Center for Education Freedom, Texas Public Policy Foundation
- Chris Diamond, Sprague, Rustam & Diamond, P.C.
- Rick Gray, Lawyer, Gray & Becker, P.C.
- The Honorable Kent Grusendorf, Senior Fellow, Center for Education Freedom, Texas Public Policy Foundation (Moderator)
For over thirteen years, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation has been one of the nation’s top policy conferences, selling out each year while bringing together lawmakers, policy experts, and engaged citizens from across the political spectrum to discuss critical issues facing the Lone Star State and America. This year’s program includes more than 35 panel discussions and debates on the major issues affecting Texas’ future.
Members of the public and media who wish to attend may register and view the agenda at: www.PolicyOrientation.com
Keynote and plenary sessions will be livestreamed at: txpo.li/TPPFlive
The Honorable Kent Grusendorf is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Education Freedom.
Michael Barba is a Policy Analyst for the Center for Education Freedom at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.