Public Education is NOT a priority for Texas
Legislators. Historically and currently... that's a fact!
The Texas Legislature is bound by the Texas Constitution to provide a
quality public education for Texas children. Perhaps what is needed here is a
definition of a "quality education" and how much is required to provide
More and more each year, the Texas
Legislature has diverted its constitutional responsibility onto local
governments to provide the financing. The local governments in turn have
oppressed homeowners to provide those dollars.
Roughly 80 percent of property taxes
goes to finance public education.
That's just not right.
If the Legislature does NOT want
Public Education then it needs to privatize education, but it must change the
Texas Constitution to do that and the public needs to approve it in a public
Until that time, the State must
adequately finance Public Education, which currently it is not doing.