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School finance lawsuit continues to grow


AUSTIN - As of this week, the Equity Center’s lawsuit against the state represents more than one million students statewide.

The Texas Taxpayer & Student Fairness Coalition’s member school districts range from large and urban districts to small and rural districts, and everything in between. Like the make-up of Texas, the Coalition’s members are varied and unique.

According to the Equity Center, the common thread that ties all these schools together is that they are all currently underfunded and unfairly treated by the public school finance system.

More than 320 school districts have joined the coalition so far, including several locally. Districts can still join by passing a school board resolution. The coalition also represents individual taxpayers and parents.