Personal Income Tax Can Boost Schools, Texas: San Antonio Express-News

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Lesley Ramsey /(512) 320-0222 x 107

March 17, 2007

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A powerful group of voices has joined the chorus calling for greater investment in public education. The Raise Your Hand coalition — which includes the CEOs of H-E-B, AT&T, Frost Bank, Bank One, Continental Airlines and other leading Texas businesses — called on the Legislature to increase school spending by $2,000 per student. The coalition recognizes investing in public education is a smart investment. When Texas has an adequately skilled and educated workforce, businesses do well, the economy flourishes, and everyone is better off.