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Texas School Funding Ruled Unconstitutional

Updated: Friday, August 29 2014, 08:23 PM CDT
One judge's decision affecting hundreds of school district in the Lone Star State.

"Today's  ruling a victory for the five million children in the state of Texas," said ATPE spokesman Larry Comer.

State District Court Judge John Dietz declared the way the state of Texas funds its schools to be unconstitutional .
The Association  of Texas Professional Educators called the ruling a major step in restoring quality education in public schools.

"And while the fight is far from over it reinforces what we in public education have long known that the legislature has failed in its constitutional obligation to find public education," added Comer.

But Comer pointed out that a lot of the damage has already been done referring to the billions of dollars cut from the public education budget back in 2011.

"Since that time class size waivers have tripled fewer teachers teaching than three-years ago yet added 218,000 new students to the system," said Comer
The Office of the Texas Attorney General Texas plans to take this case to the State Supreme Court.
“The State will appeal and will defend this law, just as it defends all laws enacted by the Legislature when they are challenged in court,” said Lauren Bean.

By: Alex Boyer
Texas School Funding Ruled Unconstitutional

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