Governor Says Teacher Cash Bill still Unconstitutional
A bill to send more federal education money to state’s is passed by congress but it still has a requirement the Governor doesn’t like. A provision in the bill by Austin Representative Lloyd Doggett would make Governor Perry commit to spending the same amount on education for the next three years in order to qualify for this education stimulus money that is meant to pay for teachers. The Governor’s office has maintained that’s unconstitutional in Texas so we might not qualify to get any money out of the bill, that would mean a loss of over 800 million dollars. The Texas Federation of Teachers says that concern is unfounded and the Governor shouldn’t do anything to block the state from getting the money that school districts desperately need to hold on to good teachers.