Education
4:57 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Perry: Texas Education Spending Had 'Phenomenal' Growth

Politifact: Rick Perry says Texas education spending increased 70 percent while enrollment escalated 23 percent from 2002 to 2012.

By the state’s own reckoning, Texas’ population increased four percent  increase from 2011 to 2013.  And Lawmakers cut education spending by more than $5 billion last session. But Gov. Rick Perry says education spending has outpaced statewide enrollment growth, and by a wide margin.

KUT's Emily Donahue spoke with Gardner Selby from the Austin American-Statesman’s Politifact Texas unit.