School Finance

Education is the foundation of personal freedom. 

Education is empowerment. We need to empower ourselves and our children for now and the future. 

Clayton Tucker will be a strong voice for education in the Texas Senate.

Where we are now

National Average: $12,756 per pupil

Texas: $8,619 per pupil (approx)

Rank: 40th out of 50 states

  • Highest: Vermont―$20,540

  • Lowest: Utah―$7,635 

Number of students in Texas: 5,400,000 (approximately)

How much more do we Need

To compete with the national average, Texas needs to (approximately) spend an extra $4,137 per student. That comes out to needing $22.3 billion extra dollars. Given we currently spend $50 billion, this means we need a total of $72.3 billion. 

Options to Fund

  1. Current funds―$50 billion

  2. Modernize tax rates―$6 billion 

  3. Modernize sales tax―$7.2 billion 

  4. Single -payer healthcare―$3.24 billion (savings for ISD's)

  5. Rainy Day Fund―$1 billion

  6. Cannabis legalization―$3 billion

  7. Close Equal and Uniform Loophole―$5 billion

  8. Fix lottery system―$1 billion (extra)

  9. Legalize casinos―$1-2 billion

Total:

  • $78.44 billion​​

    • $28.44 billion in new funding​

  • $14,526 per pupil

    • $5,907 in new funding​

 

New Rank: 15th (approximately)

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