Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Education Freedom Senior Fellow the Honorable Kent Grusendorf gave invited testimony last week before the Texas House Committee on Appropriations and the House Committee on Public Education to consider interim charges related to school finance including, but not limited to, school facilities.
“I’m pleased that Speaker Straus has called for an expansive review of school finance,” said Grusendorf. “Texas has experienced 30 years of extensive litigation and debate regarding how we fund schools, now it’s the to refocus our efforts on funding education. Five million Texas students deserve an efficient system designed to meet their individual needs. As the Supreme Court suggested Texas can certainly do better than the exceedingly complex and sorely outdated system in place today.”
To watch the hearing, please visit: http://txpo.li/2cXNcrB
To read his written testimony, please visit: http://txpo.li/2d9p8jl
For more information or to request an interview with Mr. Grusendorf please contact Caroline Espinosa at [email protected] or 512-472-2700.
The Honorable Kent Grusendorf, Senior Fellow in the Center for Education Freedom at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, represented Arlington in the Texas Legislature for twenty years, focusing on education. Serving on the House Public Education Committee and various Select Committees, he played a significant role in crafting legislative responses to the Edgewood I, Edgewood II, Edgewood III, Edgewood IV, and West Orange Cove school-finance court decisions.
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