Equality and Inequality in Texas School Finance

Policy Reports | Education

No. 146
Thursday, February 01, 1990
by Kathy J. Hayes and Daniel J. Slottje

In the case of Edgewood v. Kirby, the Texas Supreme Court declared the system of educational finance in Texas unconstitutional. The issue was considerable disparity in taxable property values among Texas school districts, ranging from $20,000 per student in the poorest school district to $14,000,000 per student in the wealthiest school district in 1985-86.

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