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Archived Research & Advocacy

Since 2012, Philanthropy Advocates has commissioned timely, relevant research to provide credible, reliable information to Texas legislators, their staff and other advocates and partners. View our Archived Research & Advocacy pages to view our work to date.


Philanthropy Advocates was formerly known as the Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium (TEGAC) until August 2020. Previously-created resources, documents and blog posts mentioning TEGAC are still provided on this website for your reference.

Doing More With Less: Public Education in a New Fiscal Reality

Doing More With Less: Public Education in a New Fiscal Reality

The first collaborative project through TEGAC was an objective and thorough exploration of how $5.4 billion in cuts to public education impacted Texas schools and students after the 2011 Legislative Session. Member foundations from across Texas pooled their funds to commission a Houston-based nonprofit, Children At Risk, to undertake a year-long, mixed-methods statewide study to objectively assess how budget reductions impacted public schools – for better or for worse. Hundreds of school districts responded to the voluntary survey.

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