Court rules school finance system unconstitutional

By Ed Sterling.

When the Texas Legislature convenes on Jan. 13, 2015, lawmakers will have the job of revising the state’s school finance system…again. This task was made necessary on Aug. 28, when state District Judge John Dietz ruled the current finance system violates these four state constitutional standards: the state property tax prohibition and the education clause requirements of adequacy, suitability, and financial efficiency.

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