Updated: School finance ruling favors districts
from The Texas Tribune
In a decision certain to be appealed to the Texas Supreme Court, state district Judge John Dietz ruled in favor of more than 600 school districts on all of their major claims against the state's school finance system. With a swift ruling issued from the bench shortly after the state finished its closing arguments, Dietz said that the state does not adequately or efficiently fund public schools — and that it has created an unconstitutional de-facto property tax in shifting the burden of paying for them to the local level.
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