AThe TTARA Research Foundation has released an update of its award-winning publication, “An Introduction to School Finance in Texas.” This latest version describes changes made by the 82nd Legislature and provides the information needed for citizens and taxpayers to understand the issues raised by pending lawsuits. The previous report, also authored by Sheryl Pace, won the 2011 award for Most Effective Education from the nationally respected Governmental Research Association.
“The public education system in Texas consumes over $47 billion each year educating 4.8 million young Texans. Even though education is the most important public service provided in this state, few understand how Texas finances it. This report is written to allow those of us who are not school funding ‘insiders’ to fully grasp the issues and play an informed role in developing state policy. With four lawsuits challenging the state’s school finance system, education finance will certainly be at the front of the public consciousness this year. There may never have been a more important time for citizens to be well informed. This report will make that possible,” said Bill Allaway, the TTARA Research Foundation’s President.
Copies of the report may be obtained by contacting the TTARA Research Foundation and are available on our website.
The TTARA Research Foundation is a non-profit educational entity organized to make factual analyses and studies related to economic, fiscal and public policy in Texas. It has conducted research that has enlightened the development of public policy in Texas for more than 50 years and has won numerous national awards in the process, including this year’s top award from the Governmental Research Association for its report on school finance in Texas.
For more information on the TTARA Research Foundation please visit us online at www.ttara.orgustin, TX (myPressManager.com) January 20, 2012