I truly hope people in the state of Texas read Hochberg's Chron op/ed piece.
Although all seven school districts in Van Zandt County receive Robin Hood funding, the GOP here is hell-bent on shredding it to pieces without ever saying that the real problem is that the state not maintaining its share of school funding.
The wussy report the leg committee released this month is a case in point that a lot of legislators don't want to address the real problem.
My Senator has a great presination on school finance and a plug why an income tax would help the state. You can see it at www.shapliegh.org. Its still should be on there an I'll probably put it up in our University Democrats (UTEP btw) site as well.
I feel with you Vince, El Paso has 3 or 4 of the top 10 poorest school districts in the state. If nothing is solved, are they going to be teaching out of a box next year? Or maybe the state will give us that classic red schoolhouse (Like either Rep. Grusendorf or Marchant stated, cant remember) with a state of the art chalkboard for those prop. poor districts. If it was good for them 40 years ago, its good for us now.