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Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: District 20
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Press Release
May 13, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Saenz
(512) 463-0120 office
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Senator Hinojosa's Statement on Texas Supreme Court School Finance Ruling

AUSTIN, TX - Today, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that the Texas school finance system is constitutional. Senator Hinojosa issued the following statement:

"I am disappointed with the Texas Supreme Court’s ruling that Texas' school finance system is constitutional. Education is the best equalizer we have in our society and we cannot succeed as a state if we do not make smart investments in our students, teachers, and schools.

The state's funding formula fails to provide adequate funding and to distribute it fairly among school districts. Our children and families should not be penalized because of their neighborhood. Each child should receive an equal amount of funding regardless of where the child lives. Texas must provide an equal playing field to ensure comparable access to educational funds for every public school system. Our children deserve better."

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa proudly represents the counties of Nueces, Jim Wells, Brooks, and Hidalgo (part). Senator Hinojosa served as the Senate President Pro Tempore of the Texas Senate in the 84th Texas Legislature. Senator Hinojosa currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, and serves on the Senate Committees on Natural Resources & Economic Development; Criminal Justice; Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs as well as the Sunset Advisory Commission.