Shortfall and sacrifice: that’s how the Texas Legislature two years ago defended gutting $5.4 billion from public education, laying off thousands of public workers with slashed spending and stripping Medicaid to the bone.
The proposed City of Dallas budget still has a $25 million gap, but that’s better than the situation a few months ago and better than the hundreds of millions of dollars worth of shortfalls the city has dealt with in recent years.
The Dallas School District is getting a dismal look at its financial future, and parents and teachers aren’t happy.
More Texas school districts are lining up to fight the state in court over the way public education is being paid for. Dealing with some $4 billion in cuts from public schools, nearly 150 school districts have signed up to sue the state.
C onservative North Texas republican congressman Jeb Hensarling has been chosen to co-chair a new committee tasked to find a bipartisan plan to slash the federal budget deficit.
The Dallas City Council got its first in-depth look at the proposed city budget on Monday. Now, the public is being encouraged to give their input.
If kids in Fort Worth want a way to beat the heat this summer, they’ll have to do it in a private or YMCA swimming pool. For a second summer, the seven city-run pools remain closed due to budget constraints.
The Keller Independent School District cuts free school busing to save tax dollars.
According to poll results released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Texas Lyceum group. more than one-fifth of Texans say education is the most important issue facing the state.
Some school districts met the idea of putting ads on local school buses with opposition. Now, as a number of North Texas districts fight budget shortfalls, schools are getting on board with the idea.
There’s been a compromise in Austin that may ease the financial strain for North Texas schools. It came as North Texas parents and students made the latest appeal, to use emergency funds, directly to the governor.
Thousands of teachers are protesting at the state Capitol against proposed cuts to public education and that group includes a caravan of DISD teachers, administrators and community leaders.