From The Austin American-Statesman: A coalition of Texas school districts have sued the state, contending that the school finance system is unfair, inefficient and unconstitutional. The lawsuit is expected to be the first of many. The Texas Taxpayer and Student Fairness Coalition, which represents more than 150 school districts, filed the suit. At least three legal teams representing different types of school districts have said they intend to file lawsuits.
SEPTEMBER 2011....from The San Antonio Express-News: School districts will throw everything short of the kitchen sink into a lawsuit they plan to file against the state of Texas for shortchanging public education, a lead attorney in the case says. The suit will contend that state leaders have created an “arbitrary, irrational and inequitable” funding system. More than 100 school districts already have joined the legal fight, and many more are expected to do so in the coming weeks. Per-student funding in Texas now ranges from less than $5,000 per child in some school districts to more than $10,000 in others.