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Richardson dads form PAC to gather cash, clout for Texas school finance reform

Richardson dads form PAC to gather cash, clout for Texas school finance reform | School Business Topics | Scoop.it

Josh Cedor, father of the newly minted Texans for Education Funding Equity PAC, lives at the intersection of idealism and cynicism.

On the one hand, the Richardson ISD dad traveled to Austin for the last legislative session, where he worked on improving school financing.

“We protested. We met with legislators. We talked with people,” he said.

And on the other: “Nothing changed. Nothing at all,” he said. “Politics is the game of money, whether anybody likes it or wants to admit it.”

Campaign finance laws concerning the formation of political action committees are, as any fan of TV’s Colbert Report knows, pretty simple. So Cedor and a friend created one of their own.

They hope to enlist people across Texas to support more state money for public schools, more flexibility for property-rich school districts and a restructuring of the arcane rules for school financing. [Read MORE]

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Pleased to join the Texas Assoc of School Business officials to talk about the challenges facing public education.
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TTARA Research Foundation Releases Revised Report on School Finance in Texas

Austin, TX (myPressManager.com) January 20, 2012

The TTARA Research Foundation has released an update of its award-winning publication, “An Introduction to School Finance in Texas.” This latest version describes changes made by the 82nd Legislature and provides the information needed for citizens and taxpayers to understand the issues raised by pending lawsuits. The previous report, also authored by Sheryl Pace, won the 2011 award for Most Effective Education from the nationally respected Governmental Research Association.

 


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