$15,000 teacher rais­es part of House Democ­rats $40 bil­lion school finance bill

(The Cen­ter Square) – The Texas House Demo­c­ra­t­ic Cau­cus on Thurs­day pro­posed a $40 bil­lion pub­lic school edu­ca­tion pack­age that includes $15,000 teacher rais­es.
State Rep. Gina Hino­josa, D‑Austin, filed the Ful­ly Fund Our Future Act, which is unlike­ly to go any­where in the Repub­li­can-con­trolled leg­is­la­ture.
It was intro­duced as an alter­na­tive to the Repub­li­can-intro­duced school finance and school choice bills that passed the Texas Sen­ate, which would cre­ate the state’s first Edu­ca­tion Sav­ings Account pro­gram.
Hino­josa said her bill would ful­ly fund pub­lic school edu­ca­tion, which she and oth­ers argu …