Misconception Mondays, Part II: Texas Schools Have Enough Funds, But Don’t Spend Them Wisely

June 16, 2014 |

This is the second in our blog series, “Misconception Mondays”, where we dispel a common misconception about public schools in Texas each Monday of the month. The first step to becoming an advocate for all Texas students is to know the truth about our schools.

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Texas public schools educate more than 5 million students, with individual school district enrollments ranging from 13 students in Divide ISD to 211,552 students in Houston ISD.

Including HISD’s 25,000+ employees, the district runs a “business” affecting nearly a quarter of a million individuals directly, and hundreds of thousands more indirectly, as parents, taxpayers and employers – current and future – are impacted by the district’s academic quality and appropriate spending.

 

 

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