DMN: Governor touts Dallas ISD’s gains in push for school funding


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has visited Dallas ISD twice in the past month, once to unveil a school safety plan and just last week to gather input from teachers and officials on the best ways to educate children.

On Aug. 29, the Dallas Morning News published an op-ed piece Abbott wrote about boosting funding for the state’s public schools. In it, he cites some of the incredible academic news in Dallas ISD.

“Texas has already seen substantial student gains from similar reforms in Dallas, which is arguably leading the nation’s greatest urban education turnaround,” Abbott writes. “Five years ago, Dallas Independent School District had 43 failing campuses; today it is down to four. Under Dallas’ teacher compensation plan, master educators are already making upward of $90,000 per year.”

Read the entire piece here.


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