Education

Rethinking Robin Hood

We have analyzed the distribution of education dollars before and after Texas adopted the "Robin Hood" system of financing schools -- a system under which taxes are raised countywide and then distribu…

Efficiency and Inefficiency in Texas Public Schools

On the whole, Texas public schools are very inefficient. If we compare student achievement scores with the amount of money spent to achieve those scores, we conclude that about one out of every three…

Choice in Education: Opportunities for Texas

Until now, educational reform in Texas has consisted in pouring billions of dollars of new spending into failing school systems and enacting scroes of rules and regulations governing everything from t…

Equality and Inequality in Texas School Finance

In the case of Edgewood v. Kirby, the Texas Supreme Court declared the system of educational finance in Texas unconstitutional. The issue was considerable disparity in taxable property values among Te…

Report Card on Texas Schools

This report is based on academic tests administered to more than 1,400,000 Texas school children in more than 1,000 school districts in the 1988-1988 academic school year. The Texas Educational Assess…

Why Not The Best? NCPA Task Force On Education: Certification Of Texas Teachers

A proposal currently before the Texas State Board of Education threatens to do great harm to the school children of Texas.

The Failure of our Public Schools: The Causes and Solutions

The educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a nation and a people.