Fri December 14, 2012
Listen: How a Texas Lawsuit Could Change School Finance
A school finance lawsuit underway now could transform how we pay for public education in Texas.
About 600 school districts are suing the state. Arguments started nine weeks ago and could last another month or longer and a decision is not expected until after the next legislative session ends. KUT News spoke with David Hinojosa, an attorney with the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund.
Property-poor school districts are still affected negatively by the school finance system, just because of where they live, just because of what their zip code is, and it’s gotten worse since the last school finance case in 2005.
You can hear the full interview by clicking the player above.