AUSTIN – Today, Dr. Vance Ginn, economist with the Center for Fiscal Policy at Texas Public Policy Foundation, will testify before the Senate Committee on Education, specifically on Senate Bill 16 relating to a commission to recommend improvements to school finance.

“The fundamental problem with Texas’ school finance system is that it is designed around equity for school districts rather than equity per student,” said Ginn. “Student-centered funding is a transparent, equitable, and portable means to provide real opportunity to Texas students and families. Moreover, legislators should deregulate public schools and allow educators to operate as the professionals they are to bring innovation and results to the classroom.”

Who: Dr. Vance Ginn, Ph.D. and economist with the Center for Fiscal Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

What: Testifying before the Senate Committee on Education

When: Friday, July 21, 10 a.m.

Where: Texas Capitol, hearing room E1.012

 

For more information or to request an interview with Dr. Ginn, please contact Alicia Pierce at apierce@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.

Vance Ginn, Ph.D. is an economist with the Center for Fiscal Policy at Texas Public Policy Foundation.