Topic: School Finance

House committee to talk school finance tomorrow, and Texas AFT will be there to make sure your voice is heard

Texas AFT President Louis Malfaro will testify in the House Public Education hearing tomorrow on the recommendations from the Texas Commission on School Finance. As you may recall from previous Hotlines, the commission included a recommendation for teacher “merit pay”—what the commission report calls a “proposed educator effectiveness allotment.” That’s a fancy way of saying a pay raise for a...

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School Finance Commission report finalized

The Texas Commission on Public School Finance submitted its final report to the Legislature on New Year's Eve, meeting its deadline for recommendations for fixes to public education funding after nearly a year of meetings and hearings. The result is recommendations for detailed tweaks mixed with stressed policy goals focusing on "student outcomes" and a proposal that aims to increase...

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