Invest In Texas Children
Texas Teachers are leaving the profession. House Democrats are proposing a critical $15 Billion dollar investment in education to invest in the future of Texas.
- Raise Basic Student Allotment to Match Inflation: House Democrats propose raising the amount the state spends PER STUDENT to $7500 by 2025. This would be a 23% increase in the allotment, the same as the inflation rate between Fall 2019 and the 2024-25 school year. The State of Texas has not put any new money in schools despite the challenges brought on by COVID and rising inflation.
- Fund Public Schools based on ENROLLMENT. House Democrats propose shifting funding from attendance to actual student enrollment. This will give schools more financial certainty in allocating resources, as well as invest an additional $3 Billion into classrooms. Texas currently determines funding based on STUDENT ATTENDANCE, which left nearly 300,00 students unfunded in 2021-22. ATTENDANCE, which left nearly 300,00 students unfunded in 2021-22.
- Reduce Teacher Shortages & Raise Salaries for: House Democrats propose a critical investment in compensation for teachers with a $7,000 raise in 2024 and a $10,000 raise in 2025 to reduce teacher shortages as well as boost retention. Librarians, counselors and nurses would also be guaranteed raises.
Source: Texas House Democratic Caucus Invest in Texas Children Flyer