‘Efficiency’ brief filed in Texas public school finance lawsuit

As more than half of Texas’ 1029 public school districts await a Texas Supreme Court ruling on their lawsuit claiming the state provides neither adequate nor equitable funding, a newly-filed amicus brief by Americans for Prosperity asks the court to consider public school efficiency as a component of the litigation.

AFP’s position is simple. Calling education “big business in Texas,” the brief notes how the Lone Star State has more than 5 million K-12 students in public school districts that spend approximately $60 billion.

“Are those dollars being spent efficiently and are kids getting billions worth of education out of the taxpayers’ dime?” the brief asks.

Read more at Watchdog Arena.

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