Diego Bernal

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A discussion Feb. 21 with experts on the state of education in San Antonio, with an eye to supporting children at risk of dropping out of school.

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Governor Greg Abbott plans to take another shot at reducing property tax rates after the state legislature rejected similar plans last session.   

 

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Friday, lawmakers in the Texas House are debating several legislative efforts aimed at improving the state’s school finance system, but what exactly is “school finance?” 

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The Texas legislature is controlled by Republicans.  It's been that way for a long time.  So how can you be effective if you are a Democrat like Representative Diego Bernal of San Antonio? Bernal talked about that when he recently sat down with Texas Public Radio's Aaron Schrank.  

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Last school year, Texas State Representative Diego Bernal visited every public school in his District 123. In a recent post on the website Medium, he shared some of what he heard from teachers on those 55 school visits. Bernal told Texas Public Radio’s Aaron Schrank he hopes that document will be a policy guide for legislative colleagues on both sides of the aisle, who he says talk a lot about how to improve education.

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