For decades, Texas has had serious problems financing public education. The state currently occupies last place in reading and is ranked 36th in money invested per student. Meanwhile, just over half of the 5 million students in the state’s educational system are Latino. To seek solutions, Gov. Greg Abbott has proposed to increase education spending without raising property taxes, the main source of revenues for public education, and the state legislature is discussing alternatives. Mariana Pineda has the details from Houston.
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