Looking for more evidence that educational freedom might be the better route? Look no further than this shocking report.

The Honorable Kent Grusendorf and Michael Barba released the following statement with Texas Public Policy Foundation:

TPPF Releases Analysis of School Finance Trial Ruling

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AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation today released an analysis of the School Finance Trial ruling. The study, “Analysis of the 250th District Court’s 2014 Public Education Opinion,” shows not one performance measure considered by the District Court demonstrated that Texas school districts are fulfilling their task of educating children. The District Court’s opinion assumes more money is the cure for the failure of school districts to provide a good education, yet the Texas Supreme Court has ruled that additional funds are not the solution.

“‘Look how badly we’re doing! Give us more money.’ This was the argument made by many school districts around our state, and District Court Judge John Dietz agreed with it,” said Center for Education Freedom Director Kent Grusendorf. “A decade ago, he ruled that Texas schools need to spend more money. The Supreme Court overturned his decision, ruling that ‘pouring more money into the system’ is not the solution. It’s time for the fundamental reform the Supreme Court asked for 10 years ago. It’s time for parental choice.”

“The District Court ruled that Texas public schools are unconstitutional because they fail our students: 17 percent of all students are college-ready, 25 percent of all students don’t graduate from high school, and the list goes on,” said Center for Education Freedom Policy Analyst Michael Barba. “These and other facts led the District Court to conclude that all performance measures considered at trial demonstrate that Texas public schools are not educating our children. Texas schools need—as the Texas Supreme Court has said—fundamental, systematic, reform.”