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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.

January 6, 2019

To sustain the Texas Miracle, legislators must reform school funding

Dallas Morning News


For a state that boasts top tier rankings in other areas like business climate, we can do better in the area of talent development.

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November 14, 2018

Organizations host event to address lack of public school funding

The Panhandle Spirit


Amarillo Area Foundation and the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce hosted an event Wednesday to address the issue of funding in public schools. Business leaders from all over were in attendance to support public schools.

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October 31, 2018

Education, business leaders take on fright of school finance in Halloween event

Waco Tribune-Herald


Hundreds of business, education and community leaders met on Halloween to discuss a frightening topic: public school finance in Texas....

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June 5, 2018

School Finance Event To Address Challenges of Public School Funding

Rivard Report


Texas educators have long complained about the State’s broken public school funding mechanism, and before the 86th legislative session starts in January, education advocates hope to attract business leaders’ voices to their calls for reform.

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May 9, 2018

How Finance Commission can create parity in Texas schools, Teach Plus Texas Teaching Policy Fellow

Austin American Statesman


For the past few weeks, the news media has been covering the stories of the educators from Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Arizona who are protesting for a livable wage within their state.

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October 20, 2017

UT report finds low-income students suffer most from $5.3 billion education cut

The Daily Texan


Low-income students and students in need of additional support have suffered most from an over $5 billion funding hole, according to a recent report by UTeach and the Center for Public Policy Priorities.

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October 15, 2017

After 2011 Education Cuts, A Lost Half Decade

Rivard Report


When Texas lawmakers were eyeing billions in cuts to the state’s education budget in 2011, education officials warned of furloughs, increased class sizes and reduced course offerings.

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October 9, 2017

Funding cuts hurting students

KVUE


Public school students who need the most help simply aren't getting it. That's the conclusion from a study by the Center for Public Policy Priorities.

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October 9, 2017

Funding cuts hurting students

KVUE Austin


Public school students who need the most help simply aren't getting it. That's the conclusion from a study by the Center for Public Policy Priorities.

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October 9, 2017

Impact of School Funding Cuts

Fox 7


A new report is out that looked into the effects of the state legislature's massive budget cuts to public education in 2011.

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October 5, 2017

Study examines effects of funding cuts on Texas schools, students

Texas Public News Service


Funding cuts by state lawmakers left a five-year, $5 billion hole in the budget for Texas public schools between 2011 and 2016.

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October 5, 2017

Texas' 2011 cuts to schools still being felt, report finds

Associated Press


The Legislature's $5-plus billion in 2011 cuts to public education mean that Texas' classroom funding still lags behind its pre-Great Recession levels, with low-income students hit hardest.

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