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Texas school finance laws give some districts an unfair advantage.

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  • An element of the Texas school finance system called Golden Pennies gives some districts more money than they need.
  • Golden Pennies have been criticized for providing an unfair advantage to certain districts.

An article by Camille Phillips discusses the impact of Golden Pennies on Texas school districts. This obscure element in the school finance system has been found to leave some districts with significantly more funding than they actually need. The system has been criticized for creating an unfair advantage for certain districts, leading to disparities in resources available to students.

The article delves into the history and implications of Golden Pennies, shedding light on how these financial allocations have contributed to the broader issues of equity in education funding in Texas. It explores the challenges faced by districts that do not benefit from Golden Pennies and examines the efforts being made to address these disparities in school financing.

As the debate on school funding in Texas continues, the article serves as a valuable resource for understanding the intricacies of the state’s finance system and the impact it has on the quality of education provided to students across different districts.


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