Schools take state to court
POSTED: Monday, September 24, 2012 - 7:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, September 24, 2012 - 7:14pm
education is set to go to court in October, but neither East Texas school administrators nor lawmakers think it will settle the issue.
The fact it was filed at all is proof the system needs attention, said state Rep. David Simpson.
“The court should not have to tell us what to do,” the Longview Republican said Friday. “That’s our responsibility. ... You don’t have to spend millions of dollars in court fees and legal fees to know we need to do the right thing.”
At issue are inequities in the Texas education finance system, which result in school districts receiving varying amounts of money per student on an annual basis.
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