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Texas School Board Urges Congress to Continue DACA

One Texas school district not only supports Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), its school board urged Congress to continue the Obama-era executive amnesty program which the Trump Administration plans to phase out within six months.

Texas School Sheds ‘Robert E. Lee’ for ‘Student Safety’

A Texas high school cited “student safety” concerns as the reason for shedding its nearly 60-year-old Confederate namesake, General Robert E. Lee. This marks the second time in a week that public education officials in the Lone Star State used the rationale to strip a slice of history from a campus.

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Texas Mulls Financing Schools with Sales Taxes

State Representative Andrew Murr (R-Kerrville) filed a bill Monday that, if passed, would change how Texas funds public education. The legislation seeks to alleviate skyrocketing property tax burdens homeowners shoulder by replacing the so-called “Robin Hood” school financing law with a general sales tax to cover these costs.

Texas House Kills School Choice Funding Bill

The standstill on Texas school choice funding and public school financing came to a head in Austin late Wednesday when House Education Committee Chair Dan Huberty (R-Kingwood) made good on his promise to kill school choice, also knocking off public school financing since both were packed into the same piece of legislation, House Bill 21.

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