Just recently, a state judge made a ruling saying that Texas is still not properly funding public schools, after legislators in 2013 restored over $3 billion in spending cuts.
John Dietz, an Austin state judge and a Democrat, said the Texas Legislature didn’t do a good job in meeting their constitutional duty to provide for public schools in the state.
Over 600 Texas school districts filed a legal complaint in 2011 after the state slashed over $5 billion from educational budget, indicating financial pressure.
Dietz sided with the Texas schools in 2013, ruling that the state wasn’t adequately spending enough to meet its responsibility to offer “diffusion of knowledge.” After the ruling, Texas legislators pushed funding to public schools by 3.5 billion more.
But the same Texas schools made its return to court, saying the increase is still not enough to cater to the demands of educating children within the state, which is currently home to over 26 million Texans. Just recently, Dietz agreed that the school finance structure still remains unsatisfactory.