The annual Quality Counts report on state education efforts and results puts Texas in the bottom tier of states again this year, with a ranking of 41st overall and a lowly D+ in school finance. Quality Counts is a highly regarded product of the researchers at Education Week magazine, using roughly 40 indicators to gauge state performance.
The Texas ranking reflects the state’s chronic deficiencies in school spending, among other shortfalls. The bottom line is that Texas could be doing a lot better if it would invest properly in educational opportunity for our students. Teachers know it, Texas families know it, and Quality Counts 2018 reconfirms it as Texas heads toward first-in-the-nation primary elections March 6.