How Much Does Texas Spend on Public Education?

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Authors:
Dick Lavine /(512) 320-0222 x 101
Eva DeLuna Castro /(512) 320-0222 x 103

March 1, 2004

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The first question many people ask about public school finance seems like the simplest: how much does Texas spend to educate our 4.2 million school children? The answer is important in the current debate about how to raise and distribute money for public education. Before we can decide whether we need to spend more, we have to know how much we are spending now.