“With Current Education System, Texas On Course To Be Poorer, Less Competitive In 2050” is today’s KHUF radio installment in a five-part series by Houston Public Media’s education reporter Laura Isensee.
The state’s former demographer Steve Murdock said education funding can be a drag on the state’s future economy, pulling down household income, consumer spending and state revenue.
Speaking about the underfunding of education for English language learners, Dr. Albert Cortez, IDRA director of policy, states in the story: “And so if the state not providing those special needs students the resources that are needed, districts are hurting and students are hurting. And again, it isn’t one particular sector of the state. It’s all of us that are going to be paying the price.