Category: TSA Priorities

Texas Ranks High on Nations’ 2019 Report Card When Scores are Adjusted for Demographics

According to the Urban Institute, a Washington D.C. think tank, Texas outperforms most other states when NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) results are adjusted for student demographics. The Urban Institute recognizes that comparing absolute rankings assume that all states serve the same students – and we know they don’t.

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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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