A state senator opposed to a proposal intended to enable some children to attend private schools with government aid asserted that Texas already has a hard time keeping pace with other states.
Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, told Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, during an April 9 committee meeting that “we in the state of Texas are 49th in the country in what we are doing to support our per-pupil investment in education in the state.” She added that she prefers to prioritize putting dollars into the public schools.
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Statement: Says Texas ranks 49th nationally in “what we are doing to support our per-pupil investment in education in the state.”