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Funding for Texas Schools

2011 June 6
by HISD Communications

This is the first day of summer vacation for our students and I had a chance to talk to a couple of them this morning. The girls had just come from the swimming pool with their mother, Sue Deigaard. She and a number of other parents and children joined us for a press conference calling on the State Legislature to properly fund Texas schools. Paula Harris, the president of our Board, Gayle Fallon, president of the teachers union, and every single one of us in that room is concerned about what the proposed cuts will mean for public education. HISD stands to lose $78 million next year and $127 million the following year. Our parents recognize the impact that would have in our classrooms, and I want to thank them for all that they are doing to fight for adequate funding for our schools. Click here to read more about today’s news conference.

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