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  • The State of Texas reduced per-student funding by $339. When adjusted for inflation, this amounts to a $795 per-student decrease. Funding reductions took place despite rising costs and increasing mandates. Infographic source
  • Lottery funds make up around 5% of total funding for schools. Infographic source (pdf)
  • Based on the state’s funding formula, per-student funding varies across the state— up to $3,264 per child. Infographic source
  • Each year, Texas public schools admit an additional 80,000 students. Infographic source

  • Central administration accounts for the smallest share of public education spending at 2.9 percent. Infographic source (pdf)
  • Only 3% of the average school district’s total budget is spent on all extracurricular activities, which includes sports, clubs, and other programs. Funding for athletic facilities and other campus buildings come from bonds approved by local citizens. Bond money approved for facilities cannot be used to fund school operations. Infographic source (pdf)

  • School voucher programs do not have a track record of success. Infographic source (pdf)