FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2016
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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."