We invite you to download MONEY STILL MATTERS by Bonnie Lesley and published by the Equity Center. Go to www.equitycenter.org . Click on the book at bottom right-hand corner of page. This publication documents the research not only on how money does matter in quality schools, but also the five areas where money is best spent. Sadly, the schools had to cut in precisely these five areas to balance their budgets in 2011-12 and 2012-13 after the legislature cut $5.4 Billion from education. Former Lt. Gov. Bill Ratliff points out that Texas schools have lost one-third of their funding since 2009!
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