How Much Is Your Student Worth to Texas? Learn How the Basic Allotment Impacts School Districts.

Raise Your Hand Texas podcast episode on school finance and the basic allotment in the 88th Session.

What is the amount of money Texas pays to educate a student in public schools? What’s known as the basic allotment is the per-student sum the state uses as the foundational building block to determine how much money it will pay to educate a student. Learn why it should be increased in the 88th Texas Legislative Session.

Host Morgan Smith will be joined by Laura Yeager, a public school parent and founder of Just Fund It TX, a nonpartisan group of parents, students, and community members, Bob Popinski, Raise Your Hand Texas’ Senior Director of Policy, and David Pate, the assistant superintendent of finance for Richardson Independent School District.

Read the podcast transcript here.

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