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
Photo: Lyda Hill (left) chats with CPPP Board Chair Veletta Forsythe Lill (middle) and CPPP CEO Ann Beeson (right). Last week I joined a packed crowd attending the launch of the Dallas Economic Opportunity Assessment. CPPP researched and wrote the
This blog post was written by Communications Intern Bianca Lopez. It’s been seven years since the Texas Legislature made deep budget cuts to public education, leaving local school districts scrambling to work around a funding hole over five billion dollars deep.
Lawmakers at the Capitol have been pushing an extremely dangerous idea for some time now that would replace property taxes with higher sales taxes in our state. This would give Texas the highest sales tax rate in the country, hurt
Earlier this year, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) told states they would support state proposals to change Medicaid rules so that adults would be required to provide documentation that they work a certain number of hours per
The United States is in the midst of an acute addiction crisis. A record 63,600 people died from a drug overdose in 2016 with 42,400 of these identified opioid-related deaths, and this number is growing. Medicaid is the largest provider
This post was written by CPPP Communications Intern Bianca Lopez. Photo credit: Glenn Strong, Flickr. CC license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 In general, math scores are a pretty good indicator of students’ future academic success. Rise and Fall of Texas STEM Education: Evidence from
The following op-ed was written by Center for Public Policy Priorities Executive Director Ann Beeson, and it appeared in the Houston Chronicle on February 7, 2018: Beeson: Stakes are high in fights over new Texas policies Threats to critical state programs