Senator Rodríguez statement regarding district court ruling in school finance lawsuit
AUSTIN, Feb. 4, 2013 — Senator José Rodríguez today released the following statement about District Court Judge John Dietz’s ruling that found the state is not providing enough money for education, and it is not distributing its finances fairly:
“Today proved that we need to start working today to fulfill the constitutional promise — enshrined in Texas’ origin — of fair education for millions of students in the state. This ruling is evidence that Texas can do better. We’re not at the end of this journey, which started decades ago. But I hope this will be a step toward finding a solution.
“While the judge’s ruling does not solve this problem, there are some things we can do immediately. Restoring the cuts from last session to school district budgets, pre-k programs, bilingual education and other programs that are important to my constituents and to the future of the state should be a priority this legislative session.”