Scroll down to replay full video: Leaders from COPS/Metro, a coalition of churches, schools and unions, asked candidates for Congress and the Texas Legislature to support the coalition’s agenda on issues from public school funding and predatory lending to immigration and workforce development during its General Election Accountability Session Oct. 16, 2018 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in the San Antonio suburb of Helotes.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 22 2018 - 6:52pm
Written by Texas Tribune on May 4 2018 - 5:07pm
By Regina Mack, The Texas Tribune Lawmakers in Texas have debated school finance for years, but have so far struggled to come up with a way to reform the way the state funds its public schools.
Written by Donna Howard on Jul 21 2017 - 11:10am
Upon receiving their property tax notices Texas homeowners seem ready to channel Peter Finch in the classic movie "Network," by throwing open their windows and yelling, "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" But at whom should that ire be directed? Some wolves in sheep's clothing at the State Capitol are pointing their fingers at your locally elected officials and pursuing legislation to tightly restrict cities. But don't be fooled—it's the wolves themselves who have driven up your property taxes.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Sep 29 2016 - 12:30pm
Voters in the San Antonio Independent School District are going to the polls Nov. 8 and will decide the fate of two crucial funding initiatives. There will be two items on the ballot. One is for approval or disapproval of a $450 million bond. The other is a Tax Ratification Election (TRE). The bond would support renovations at 13 schools, the replacement of aging infrastructure, upgrading science labs, and expanding classroom spaces.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 23 2016 - 11:52am
This week's Edge has news you can use on Property Taxes, School Finance, a webcast on Holocaust Remembrance and a special job opening at NOWCastSA. Property Taxes
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 19 2016 - 9:42pm
Replay video: Saint Mary's University School of Law professor Albert Kauffman and IDRA National Director of Policy David Hinojosa discussed the Texas Supreme Court ruling on the state's school finance s
Written by J.T. on May 17 2016 - 5:41pm
Catch up and get ahead with news about School Finance, Kids Count, La Semana del Niño Parent Institute and Pinwheels for Change. School Finance
Written by Texas Tribune on May 16 2016 - 11:44am
by Kiah Collier, Texas Tribune The Texas Supreme Court issued a ruling May 13 upholding the state’s public school funding system as constitutional, while also urging state lawmakers to implement "transformational, top-to-bottom reforms that amount to more than Band-Aid on top of Band-Aid."
Written by Laurie Posner on Sep 1 2015 - 1:13pm
In the spring of 2011, Texas lawmakers cut $5.4 billion for public education. That summer, 12,000 teachers in Texas got pink slips. That fall, children went to school in more crowded classrooms. Qualified college students lost scholarship funds.
Written by Laurie Posner on Aug 31 2015 - 3:41pm
Updated links, video, audio: The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments Sept. 1, 2015 in the largest school finance case in the state’s history, Texas Taxpayer and Student Fairness Coalition vs. Williams. You can replay the oral arguments at this link: http://texassupremecourt.mediasite.com/mediasite/Play/c847ddd9799840ff8715350ba287d6cd1