Most Recent Fights for Fair Funding of Texas Schools – Podcast Episode 197 | Classnotes Podcast 197
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Classnotes Podcast (October 23, 2019). After a little over a decade of relatively fair funding in Texas, policymakers adopted changes in 2005 that re-inserted new inequitable features into the system, and the state started to reduce its share of school funding. In this second of four episodes on school finance, Morgan Craven, J.D., IDRA national director of policy, talks with two other school finance experts: Dr. Albert Cortez, who led IDRA’s policy work and served as an expert witness in numerous school finance trials until his retirement in 2015, and Al Kauffman, J.D., who was the lead litigator for MALDEF and now is a professor at St. Mary’s Law School.
In the first episode in this series, they give a quick history school finance in Texas. In this second episode, they describe a chain of litigation resulting in a disastrous Texas Supreme Court ruling that struck a blow to students across the state.
Show length: 26 min.
Texas School Finance Reform: An IDRA Perspective
IDRA’s Fair Funding for the Common Good website
In school finance decision, the poor people have lost again, David Hinojosa, J.D., Texas Tribune, June 14, 2016
Conversation: Albert Kauffman and David Hinojosa on Texas School Finance, NowCastSA, May 18, 2016
The Latest Texas School Finance Equity and Adequacy Court Case – Round Six Texas Taxpayers and Student Fairness Coalition et al vs. Williams, by Dr. Albert Cortez, IDRA Newsletter, 2014
On school funding, the needed next steps will be hard, Houston Chronicle, May 13, 2016.
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