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Texas schools dropped to 43rd nationally

Texas is now ranked 43rd in the nation, falling from 39th last year in the annual “Quality Counts” report from national education publication Education Week.

Texas earned a grade of C- this year, while the nation overall earned a C.

Massachusetts ranked first in the country, earning a B+. Nevada ranked last, earning a D. No state earned an A or an F.

Texas performed below most states in two of the report’s three categories: school finance and students’ chance for success. In the third category – kindergarten through 12th grade achievement – Texas' performance was average.

In school finance, Texas ranked 45th in the nation, earning a D grade based on per pupil spending, state spending as a percent of taxable resources and other factors.

Texas ranked 49th in the country in per pupil spending, taking into account regional cost differences, according to the report. Texas spent $7,957 per student, well below the national average of $11,667 per student, according to the report.

We must do a better job of preparing our children for a global workforce. Also, we support our educators to ensure the children educational needs are meet." Byron A. Bradford

Committee to Elect Byron Bradford
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