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School finance case: Oral arguments begin today

Teach the Vote
Teach the Vote

Date Posted: 9/01/2015 | Author: Monty Exter

Oral arguments before the Supreme Court of Texas (SCoT) in the latest school finance case began today. ATPE Lobbyist and school finance expert Josh Sanderson was there live-tweeting from the courthouse today. Follow Josh on Twitter for more details at twitter.com/ATPE_JoshS.

Today's hearing marks the seventh time (or eighth, if you count the case known as "Edgewood IIa" separately) that SCoT has taken up a major school finance case during the last 26 years. You can find a timeline of previous school finance litigation in Texas courtesy of the Associated Press and ABC News here. ATPE has been active in speaking out about the necessity of adequate and equitable school funding and about the school finance lawsuit. Read our previous Teach the Vote blog post about the school finance case going to SCoT, and view our latest press statement by ATPE Executive Director Gary Godsey here. Additionally, to review documents relating to the current case or for more information on school finance generally, check out the Legislative Reference Library's section on the Texas School Finance Lawsuit or contact ATPE Governmental Relations via email with any specific questions. Stay tuned to Teach the Vote for updates as this important case proceeds.


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