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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.

March 27, 2018

Will Texas invest in schools or lose its competitive corporate edge?

Dallas Morning News


Academic progress has declined dramatically since 2011, when the state cut education spending by $5 billion, one expert said.

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March 23, 2018

After the bathroom bill and voter turnout, business turns to education

Dallas Morning News


With employers scouring for top talent, how can Texas remain a laggard on schools?

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March 22, 2018

Why it's 'so doggone hard' to fix school finance, and what DFW businesses are doing to help

Dallas Morning News


Education matters to businesses looking for the best and brightest workers to fill their job needs. And money matters in education.

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March 19, 2018

71 Percent of Texans Want State to Provide More Education Funding

Spectrum News


Public education advocates are calling on state lawmakers to increase public school funding, and say the majority of Texas voters are behind them.

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March 9, 2018

Most Texans want the state to boost its school funding share

Austin American Statesman


Most Texans support increasing funding for the state’s public schools, according to results of a survey released by the Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium on Monday.

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January 7, 2018

Why money matters in public education

Austin American-Statesman


Texas, like much of the country, is struggling with funding for public education. Some state leaders point out that Texas is putting in more money than ever before.

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October 28, 2017

Public school finance woes carry longterm implications

San Antonio Express-News


Texas most needy and struggling students are the most severely affected when public education funding is shortchanged. And there is usually a price to paid for that.

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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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