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Texas Legislature: Return $5.4 billion of funding to Texas public schools NOW!


In 2011, the Texas Legislature cut $5.4 billion from Texas public schools, causing massive teacher layoffs, school closures, larger classes, pre-K cuts and reduced services for at-risk children. They made these cuts citing a fiscal emergency - but now we find the revenue projections were wrong, the cuts weren't needed and Texas has an $8.8 billion surplus, along with almost $9 billion in the state's Rainy Day Fund. Yet top state leaders say they don't want to give a dime back this session, except for possibly funding student growth. Funding for Texas schools is now 25% less than it was a decade ago, and relief from court cases could take years. Texas kids can't wait. Act now to fund student growth AND restore $5.4 billion in funding to Texas schools!


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