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“We just keep throwing more and more money at our public schools, and it doesn’t do any good.” I often hear folks expressing this sentiment, and it makes me wonder – how do we know how much it should cost to educate a child? #txed
I’m an early childhood literacy advocate in Texas. Our per-student funding for public school students is about $10,000 per year. New York invests the most in their students, over $20,000/yr, and there are a handful of states lower than Texas.…
If you read the article linked in the previous tweet, you saw that students in states with more generous education funding achieve better results. So, is $20,000 per year outlandish, or could that actually be how much it costs to provide an adequate education?
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I see my dude @christackettnow is looking at campaign finance in the Lt Gov race. I've been looking at the Attorney General stuff. Mute this thread if you don't care :) #txlege
AG Ken Paxton had a big campaign haul, again, this cycle: $2.5m. (I'm sure @christackettnow will do his analysis of Paxton vs. Kim Olson on # and average size of donors.) But a couple of things stood out to me in Paxton's filing. #txlege ...
First, major donors to Empower Texans & related PACs make up about 17% of Paxton's fundraising this filing. Kyle Stallings, Windi Grimes, Dick Saulsbury, the Sparkses, Wallace Hall, and Kathaleen Wall all gave. But there were 2 massive Empower-world donors there, too... #txlege
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