Keep Tax Dollars in Our Public Schools

When schools aren’t adequately funded, it’s the students who lose. This is especially true for economically disadvantaged students and English language learners.

Did you know?

  • When property values rise and taxes increase, that money doesn’t benefit the local school district. (Source: Taxparency Texas)
  • The state has decreased its per-student funding over the past 10 years.
  • The state’s share of funding for public education has decreased from 48 percent in 2008 to 36 percent in 2018. Local property taxes have increased to make up for the deficit, from 52 percent in 2008 to 64 percent in 2018. (Source: Texas Tribune)
  • Texas students are not funded equally by the state. Why do some kids get more? (Source: Longview News-Journal)
  • Each year, Texas public schools welcome up to an additional 80,000 students. State funding for education hasn’t kept up. (Source: Texas Education Agency)
  • Texas ranks 42nd nationally in per-student spending. (Source: Governing)

By fully funding our schools, we can give all Texas students access to a high-quality education and a brighter future. Send a letter to your legislators urging them to adequately fund public schools.