Monthly Archives: April 2013

Dealing With Our Public Image Problem

The following text came from a newsletter written by Brian Woods, Superintendent of Northside ISD in San Antonio, Texas. Like you, I am frustrated by the media’s focus on the negative and their willingness to ignore the wonderful things that happen each day in an effort to find and report on an anomaly. It is sad.
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Tracking the Education Dollar

Texas Public schools spent a total of $54.4 billion in 2008–09 to educate 4.6 million students. Of this total, $8.7 billion was spent on capital outlay, $4.9 billion was related to debt service, and $39.6 billion was spent on “basic educational costs.”  The remaining expenditures represent payments to shared service arrangements, payments into Tax Increment Financing (TIF) arrangements, and the operating costs associated with building school facilities.

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