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POL. ADV. PAID FOR BY TUCKER FOR TEXAS. © 2019 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Please mail all checks to P.O. Box 10399 Killeen, TX 76547

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)