Texas is responsible for the education of 5.3 million school children. Money matters in education, and we need a funding system that meets the needs of our large and diverse student population. Texas has a long history of working to improve its school
Lawmakers Should Not Renew Tax Giveaways without Proper Review A gigantic program that lets companies get out of paying most school property taxes is scheduled to expire at the end of 2022, but lawmakers are considering rubber stamping its renewal, without
Today the Texas House Public Education Committee approved an updated version (Committee Substitute) of House Bill 3, one of the big school finance bills lawmakers are considering this legislative session. CPPP continues to support this important proposal as it moves
Here are our top 6 insights The Texas Senate and House of Representatives have each released their 2020-2021 draft budgets, SB 1 and HB 1 respectively. What are the potential impacts on health care, education and other essential programs and services?
As 2018 winds down, there’s been a flurry of activity on the Texas Public School Finance Commission. At CPPP, we have been tracking the commission’s work all year, testifying at meetings, providing analysis and submitting recommendations. Recall that the Legislature set
Teachers have the greatest impact on student outcomes. However, many students come to school with barriers to learning beyond what even the greatest teacher can overcome alone. To promote success among all students, schools hire an array of support staff, professional
The Texas public school finance system is due for some renovations. And we need raw material to get the job done. As the Texas Public School Finance Commission debates changes to how we fund our schools, commissioners also need to consider
We’re thrilled to announce that Chandra Villanueva, previously one of our Senior Policy Analysts, is our new Program Director of the Economic Opportunity Team. Chandra is widely acknowledged by lawmakers and education advocates as one of the state’s leading experts on