Longview, TX — The system Texas uses to fund public schools violates the state’s constitution by not providing enough money and failing to distribute the money in a fair way, a judge ruled Monday in a landmark decision that could force the Legislature to overhaul the way it pays for education.
Shortly after listening to closing arguments in a trial regarding public education funding, Judge John Dietz called the state’s funding mechanism unconstitutional. A detailed, written decision is expected to be issued soon.
East Texas superintendents said the ruling is a “good first step,” but they still expect it to be months before anything is settled.
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