Leticia Van de Putte On School Finance Decision
Today, State District Judge John Dietz ruled that Texas’ system of funding neighborhood schools is unconstitutional.
Senator Leticia Van de Putte, Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor, issued the following statement:
“Today’s decision tells us what every Texas parent already knows: Dan Patrick’s education cuts are bad for Texas students. Texas’ system of funding neighborhood schools is broken. Opportunity in Texas should not be restricted by where you live and the irresponsible whims of a politician more focused on political scorecards than our student’s report cards.
“Every Texan knows that investment in the education of our children and Texas’ workforce is critical to a smart economy. Now is the time to lead, not to wait for another court to tell us to do our job. As Lt. Governor, I’ll put Texas first and lead the Senate to do right by our children – no excuses.”