Economic Opportunity

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Many Texans are poor, not because they don’t work, but because their work pays too little to raise a family out of poverty. To ensure economic prosperity, Texas public policy must support work, make work pay, and help families build their assets.

One of the biggest challenges facing the Texas economy is the lack of career and college readiness for adults and K-12 students. To increase postsecondary access and success, Texas must build a more durable pipeline across our educational and workforce systems to prepare Texans for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

Don’t Get Distracted by Recapture: Our Biggest School Finance Challenge is a Lack of Revenue

Though it is the state’s responsibility to provide a substantial share of school funding, Texas relies heavily on local property taxes to fund our schools. Because property values vary greatly from one community to the next, some districts are better