School Choice Creates Poverty
In this episode we are discuss what “school choice” is and how it directly correlates to poverty.
School Choice is about school funding, and the unconstitutional idea of having the “money” follow the student versus the “money” following the constitution and into the public education system.
We talk about what happens when you take public school money out of public schools and why it’s bad for everyone.
It is imperative to understand that public education is not failing because of what is coming out, public education is failing because of what we are putting in.
Let’s “stop the steal” of public education dollars for for-profit schools.
- School funding
- Government assistance
- High school diplomas
- Education ranking
- Education spending
Texas Constitutional Amendments May 2022 Election
Welfare assistance per state ranking
Texas lags in per-student funding : $9,606 per student
Texas ranks 38th in the nation on student spending.
Texas ranks 49th in the nation with high school diplomas.
Texas ranks 39th in education as a whole.
TANF: Temporary Assistance Needy Families
In Hasidic Enclaves, Failing Schools Flush with Public Money
“But in 2019, the school, the Central United Talmudical Academy, agreed to give state standardized tests in reading and math to more than 1,000 students.
Every one of them failed.”
In regards to the Katy ISD Tax Rate Election (in Texas check your ballot for this vote in November).
“The November ballot would ask voters to ratify the M&O Tax Rate. The ballot language is set by state law and is unfortunately confusing. Because the state has mandated that school districts reduce their M&O tax rates, Katy ISD would be asking its community to sustain the current tax rate. The ballot would read as follows:
- “Would you vote for or against ratifying the ad valorem tax rate of $1.3517 for Katy ISD for the current year, a rate that will result in an increase of 14.7% in maintenance and operations tax revenue for the district for the current year as compared to the preceding year, which is an additional $65,281,305?”
- WHAT THIS MEANS: A vote “FOR” means you are voting to sustain the current school district tax rate of $1.3517.”
Further your knowledge:
Read: San Antonio v. Rodriguez and the Pursuit of Equal Education
Watch: Good Will Hunting
Wear: Public Education is a Civil Right
Hosted by Former Texas State Representative Gina Calanni.