Category: TSA Priorities

What Local Taxpayers Should Know About the State’s $20 Billion Privatization Experiment – Diverting Local School District Taxes to Privately-Operated Charter Schools

In 1995, the Texas Legislature created our current “dual education” system by authorizing
privately-operated charter schools (“charters”) to simultaneously operate schools in the boundaries of school
districts. A charter is a private organization that is solely approved by the State to run separately managed schools
with taxpayer funds. As such, taxpayers are funding 2 separate school systems: their locally-governed school
district and State-approved, privately-operated charter schools.

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Dereliction of Duty

The Texas School Alliance (TSA) joins the Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education (TCASE) and the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) in strong disagreement with Governor Abbott’s description of the controversy regarding identification of students in special education as an example of a “dereliction of duty” on the part of public school districts.

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