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Why Fair Funding of Schools Matters for Every Child and What You Can Do About It
David Hinojosa, J.D., IDRA National Director of Policy
Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute on April 29, 2016
Every child should have access to excellent education. And schools need fair funding to make that possible. But Texas’ school funding has been declared unconstitutional. Learn how families and communities are standing together to call on our policymakers to provide fair funding for all children.

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Why fair funding of schools matters IDRA bilingual.pptx

  1. 1. D a v i d H i n o j o s a N a t i o n a l D i r e c t o r o f P o l i c y d a v i d . h i n o j o s a @ i d r a . o r g #AllMeansAll @IDRAedu @DavidGHinojosa Why Fair Funding of Schools Matters for Every Child and What You Can Do About It ¿Por qué las escuelas deben tener un financiamiento justo y equitativo para todos los niños y qué usted puede hacer al respecto?
  2. 2. Changing Faces of Texas Public Schools: Enrollment Cambiando La Cara de las Escuelas Públicas de Texas: Matrícula Public Education Population 2004-05 Latinas/os African Am White Am Ind Asian/Pac Is Public Education Population 2014-15 Latinas/os African Am White Am Ind Asian Pac Isl
  3. 3. Changing Faces of Texas Future: High School Graduates Cambiando la Cara del Futuro de Texas: Graduados de la Escuela Secundaria High School Graduates 2004-05 Latinas/os African Am White Am Ind Asian/Pac Is High School Graduates 2014-15 Latinas/os African Am White Am Ind Asian Pac Isl
  4. 4. Major Education Policy Issues Temas Principales de la Política Educativa Public Education Inequitable/Inadequate Funding Charter Schools Punitive Accountability System Segregated Schools English Learner Education Vouchers High-Stakes Testing Quality Pre-K College Readiness Quality Teaching, Leadership Implicit Bias Curriculum Educación Pública Inequidad / Fondos Inadecuados Escuelas Charter Sistema de Responsabilidad Punitiva Escuelas Segregadas Inglés como segunda lengua Vales Pruebas de alto garrote Calidad de Enseñanza Pre-K Preparación Universitaria Calidad de Enseñanza y Liderazgo Parcialidad Implícita Currículo
  5. 5. Major Education Policy Issues Temas Principales de la Política Educativa Higher Education Financial Aid Technical Colleges Lack of Latino Teachers Lack of Student Diversity Texas DREAM Act Tuition Re-Regulation Access to All Majors Implicit Bias School Climate Top Ten Percent Plan Implicit Bias Curriculum Educación Pública Ayuda financiera Colegios Técnicos Falta de Maestros Latinos Falta de Estudiantes Diversos Texas DREAM Act La matrícula Re - Reglamento El acceso a las Concentraciones Ambiente escolar Parcialidad Implícita Regla del 10%. Parcialidad Implícita Currículo
  6. 6. Members of Texas Latino Education Coalition Miembros Latinos de la Coalición Educativa de Texas • Cesar E. Chavez Legacy and Educational Foundation • Dr. Hector P. Garcia G.I. Forum • Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) • La Fe Policy Research and Education Center • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) • Mexican American School Board Members Association (MASBA) • National Council of La Raza (NCLR) • ¡PRESENTE! • San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce • Texas Association for Bilingual Education (TABE) • Texas Association for Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) • Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) • Texas Center for Education Policy • Texas Hispanics Organized for Political Education (HOPE) • Texas League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
  7. 7. TLEC Goals for 2017 Las Metas de TLEC Para 2017 Promote high quality neighborhood public schools and maintain local authority over school policy Keep and improve equitable and adequate school funding for high quality schools for all students, esp. weights for ELL and ED students Ensure access to meaningful, high-quality instruction for all ELL students Eliminate high-stakes testing and advocate authentic holistic assessment Promover la calidad de la enseñanza en las escuelas de la comunidad manteniendo la autoridad local sobre la política escolar. Mantener y mejorar el financiamiento equitativo y adecuado en las escuelas para asegurar la calidad escolar para todos los estudiantes, especialmente el peso equivalente para los estudiantes que aprenden inglés como segundo lenguaje y los estudiantes de educación especial. Garantizar el acceso a la instrucción significativa y de alta calidad para todos los estudiantes que aprenden inglés como segundo lenguaje. Eliminar los exámenes de alto riesgo y abogar por la evaluación auténtica y holística.
  8. 8. TLEC Goals for 2017 Las Metas de TLEC Para 2017 Support a high-quality, culturally relevant K-12 curriculum that prepares students for college completion, including eliminating state policies promoting student tracking Support expanded access to college, including preserving the Top 10 Percent Plan and making college affordable for all students Apoyar una alta calidad, plan de estudios o currículo culturalmente relevante en K-12, que prepara a los estudiantes para la realización de la universidad, incluyendo la eliminación de políticas de Estado que promueven la segregación de los estudiantes. Apoye el acceso ampliado a la universidad, incluyendo la preservación de la regla de 10% y hacer la universidad accesible para todos los estudiantes
  9. 9. Why is Funding Important? ¿Por Qué El Financiamiento Es Importante? • El tamaño de la clase • Condición de las facilidades • Acceso a Pre-k el día completo • Tutorías • Laboratorios de ciencia • Computadoras • Entrenamiento de padres / actividades • Actividades extracurriculares • Viajes escolares • Calidad de maestros (paga y estipendios) • Materiales bilingües • Class size • Condition of facilities • Access to full-day pre-k • Tutoring • Science labs • Computers • Parent Training/Activities • Extracurricular Activities • School Trips • High Quality Teachers (pay and stipends) • Bilingual Materials
  10. 10. Fair Funding: Why is it So “Hard” In Texas? Financiamiento Justo: ¿Por qué es difícil en Texas? Property Wealth Per Pupil / Propiedad de Riqueza por Estudiante GAP $1,010,403 Poorest $76,068 $128,987 $158,993 $188,880 $213,756 $252,513 $300,220 $378,486 $508,175 Wealthiest $1,086,471 1GAP Poorest Decile 2nd 10% of Districts 3rd 10% of Districts 4th 10% of Districts 5th 10% of Districts 6th 10% of Districts 7th 10% of Districts 8th 10% of Districts 9th 10% of Districts Wealthiest Decile
  11. 11. Fair Funding ~ Richest v. Poorest Districts Financiamiento Justo ~ Distritos Ricos v. Pobres
  12. 12. What is Education Funding Based in Texas? ¿En que se Base los Fondos de Educación en Texas? Research / Investigación State Pays / Estado Pago Bilingual 40% extra (1984) 10% Compensatory / Compensatorio 40% extra (1984) 20% Extra Costs for Bilingual Education and for Low-Income Students Los costos adicionales para la educación bilingüe y para estudiantes de bajos ingresos
  13. 13. If Special Program Funding Matched the Research Si el financiamiento del programa especial iguala la investigación
  14. 14. Are All Students Ready for College? ¿Están todos los estudiantes preparados para el colegio? Statewide 41% White 55% Latino* 32% African American 28% Econo Disad 28% ELL 12% Source: TEA 2014-15 State Academic Performance Report, Two or More STAAR Subjects at Postsecondary Standard * Reported as “Hispanic” **Asian Students: 74%; American Indian: 41%; Pacific Islander: 45% STAAR Results for Postsecondary Readiness, Percent Passing
  15. 15. Are Texas Students Ready for College According to ACT/SAT Results? ¿Están los estudiantes preparados para el colegio de acuerdo a los resultados del ACT/SAT? Source: TEA State Academic Performance Report, 2014-15 at/above criterion, SAT: 1110; ACT: 24 25.1% 8.4% 11.9% 41.9% 24.0% 54.1% 24.0% 35.8% 66.3% 69.7% 60.9% 69.1% 61.6% 91.7% 70.6% 71.0% 0.0% 20.0% 40.0% 60.0% 80.0% 100.0% 120.0% Statewide African Am. Latino White Native Am. Asian Pac. Islander 2+ Races At/Above Criterion Tested Class of 2014 Clase del 2014
  16. 16. Judge Dietz said our school funding is: “Inequitable, Inadequate, and Unsuitable” and loss of local control over taxes. “Rather than attempt to solve the problem, the State has buried its head in the sand.” Texas School Finance Case – Unfinished Business El Caso de Finanzas Escolar de Texas – Asuntos Pendientes Equity: “These disparities can be seen in various regions throughout Texas and have much more to do with what is above and below the ground than with educational need. Adequacy: Instead of increasing resources for programs targeting at-risk students, the State eliminated funding for such programs. 364 single-spaced pages of findings 3½-month trial
  17. 17. Is the Legislature trying to provide fair funding for all? ¿La Legislatura se trata de proporcionar financiación justa para todos? HB 3671 (Walle-Gonzalez-Bernal) Opportunity and Quality Education Provides Adequate Resources Increases Weights Increases Basic Allotment Studies Cost of GDK More Efficient and Equitable Closes revenue/tax gaps Eliminates Platinum Pennies Reduces Target Revenue Studies Equity Local Meaningful Discretion Raises Copper Yield Updates CEI Reduces Recapture All of the Above
  18. 18. Where Are the Parents’ and Students’ Voices? ¿Dónde Están las Voces de los Padres y de los Niños? The Routine Players • School Districts: wealthy and poor • Teacher Groups • Businesses • Anti-Public Education Groups • Civil Rights Groups • Suburban Parents • Public Policy Groups Los jugadores de rutina • Distrito Escolar: ricos y pobres • Grupos de maestros • Empresas • Grupos de anti-educación pública • Grupos de derechos civiles • Padres suburbanos • Grupos de Políticas Públicas
  19. 19. What Can You Do? ¿Qué Puedes Hacer? Parents Taking Action • Get educated and share your knowledge • Write a letter to your state representative and senator about your concerns • Organize a meeting with your state and local officials to discuss your concerns • Start a petition demanding fair funding for all kids • Organize a group of parents and community members (Facebook) • Help your children organize a student group • Prepare document showing needs in your children’s school Padres Tomando Acción • Edúquese y comparta sus conocimientos • Escriba una carta a su representante estatal y senador acerca de sus preocupaciones • Organice una reunión con los funcionarios estatales y locales para discutir sus preocupaciones • Inicie una petición para exigir un financiamiento justo para todos los niños • Organice un grupo de padres y miembros de la comunidad (Facebook) • Ayude a sus niños a organizar un grupo de estudiantes • Prepare documentos que expresen las necesidades de la escuela de sus hijos
  20. 20. Starting a Movement in Education Comenzando un Movimeinto en la Educación iCEO Inclusión Comunicación Educación y Compromiso Organización Inclusion Communication Education and Engagement Organization
  21. 21. Intercultural Development Research Association Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, President & CEO 5815 Callaghan Road, Suite 101 San Antonio, Texas 78228 210-444-1710 • Ensuring that educational opportunity and success for all students are guaranteed