Letters to the Editor

April 11, 2014

Education funding

Texas has dropped to 49th in spending per pupil and is now more than $3,000 below the U.S. average — or about $66,000 less per elementary classroom — according to new comparisons by the National Education Association.

Texas has dropped to 49th in spending per pupil and is now more than $3,000 below the U.S. average — or about $66,000 less per elementary classroom — according to new comparisons by the National Education Association.

And how does the Texas Republican Party deal with the problem?

See page 17 of the Texas Republican Party Platform.

“On education: Since data is clear that additional money does not translate into educational achievement, and higher education costs are out of control, we support reducing taxpayer funding to all levels of education institutions.”

— Fred Darwin, Arlington

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