Texas School Finance: From the Supreme Court to the Legislature
October 17, 2016
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Event Location:
University of Texas School of Law
727 East Dean Keeton
Austin, TX 78705
  
Details: In May 2016, the Supreme Court of Texas ruled that the state's school finance system met minimum state constitutional standards, rejecting a challenge from over half the state's school districts that contended otherwise. Despite calling for "transformational, top-to-bottom reforms," SCOTX decided that it was not the institution to initiate them. That decision punted the problems of Texas's school finance system to the Texas Legislature, where they will be a top priority in the session beginning in January 2017.

Join ACS for a discussion of one of the most important policy issues that Texas currently faces.

Speakers Include:

- Marisa Bono, lead counsel for the Mexican–American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) in the school finance litigation;
- Gina Hinojosa, Austin ISD Board President and candidate for Texas House District 49 in Central Austin; and
- Chandra Kling Villanueva, Policy Analyst at the Center for Public Policy Priorities focusing on school finance

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