|School Finance at the Texas Supreme Court|
February 8, 2016
11:50 AM - 3:00 PM
University of Texas School of Law
727 East Dean Keeton St
Austin, TX 78705
Details: Texas keeps falling behind in education, and if we want to remain competitive on a global level, our education system needs to catch up. In 2014, District Court Judge John Dietz found the Texas school finance system to be unconstitutional because it is not responsive to increasing standards, population growth in the state, or the educational needs of our students. Now the State Supreme Court is taking up the case.
Join Chandra Villanueva of the Center for Public Policy Priorities for a discussion about the right to a free public education and the constitutional questions raised by the inequality in resources available to certain Texas schools and students.
Chandra Villanueva, Policy Analyst, at the Center for Public Policy Priorities will speak about the relationship between state pensions and public education and policy.
Ms. Villanueva serves on the Customer Satisfaction Advisory Board for Capital Metro and is an advisory board member for the Center on Children and Families at the Columbia University School of Nursing. Villanueva was the manager of Advocacy and Public Policy with the Women’s Prison Association in New York City. Prior to graduate school, she served as a Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow with the Congressional Hunger Center in Arizona and Washington, D.C. Villanueva earned a Master of Public Administration from the New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service in 2007, and a Bachelor of Arts from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington in 2003.
The University of Texas School of Law