The Joint Committee on Public School Finance was created by Lt. Governor David Dewhurst and House Speaker Tom Craddick to address the critical issue of school finance. The Committee worked with a research team based in the Bush School of Government to study the entire public school enterprise, including appropriate funding levels for high academic performance; adjustments for legitimate student and school district cost differences; the role of the state in providing school facilities; and incentives for improved student performance and cost-effective operation.  The research team also examined different options for public school funding. The reports completed by the research team and submitted to the Committee are provided here. 

The Texas School Finance Project

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