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Money Still Matters by Bonnie Lesley

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 […]

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Texas Graduation Rates

Texas Ranks High Among States in Graduation Rates http://www.tea.state.tx.us/news_release.aspx?id=2147510173 The reason Texas looks better in this report is that for the first time they used the standard definition of dropouts used by the U.S. Department of Education (states were asked to do this so that rates can be compared).  The U.S. study determines the percent […]

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Money Matters

Many people attending our public forums for Texas Kids Can’t Wait have requested a copy of the paper that I wrote in 2010 for the Equity Center, entitled “Money DOES Matter:  Investing in Texas Children and our Future.”  There are no more hard copies available.  I have, however, posted a link to the .pdf version […]

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Texas Kids Can’t Wait by Bonnie A. Lesley

Texas Kids Can’t Wait  by Bonnie A. Lesley When we were working on the Money Does Matter publication for the Equity Center two years ago, we called for political action at the local level to influence legislators’ votes in the 2011 session. Some groups were formed, but, for the most part, they operated quietly in […]

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