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Budget Shortfall

3 Ways Texas Can Fulfill its Promise to Better Fund Our Public Schools

While the state faces an unexpected budget crisis thanks to COVID-19, that challenging outlook shouldn’t prevent us from preserving the long-term commitments made to public education during the last legislative session. By Bob Popinski...

Session Toolkit

The 86th Legislative Session has officially begun and it’s poised to be one of the most critical for public education in recent memory. We created this Session Toolkit to provide up-to-date information about what...

Letter to the Texas Commission on School Finance

Raise Your Hand Texas appreciates the work of the Texas Commission on School Finance. We recently sent a letter to members of the commission expressing our gratitude and outlining our considerations prior to the...

Quality counts, but Texas isn’t investing in it.

Texas schools will begin receiving A through F letter grades this year, based on academic performance. But who grades the state policies that oversee our public schools? Each year Education Week releases a report and ranking...

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