16 Community Groups Call for Higher Taxes to Improve DISD Schools

A collection of public-interest and education-focused groups is trying to get a tax hike for Dallas ISD back on the table.The ‘Strong Schools Strong Dallas’ coalition announced its launch at a news conference Thursday, with Dallas’ Holland Elementary School as the backdrop, calling for renewed push for property tax increase that could provide DISD with as much as $100 million in additional funding.“Our public schools are the lifeline for our children and the lifeblood of our neighborhoods, our economy and our democracy,” said Allison Brim, the education campaign director for the Texas Organizing Project. “Dallas ISD has been making important progress, despite already facing budget cuts that will likely become even more severe. And because of the general under-funding of public education, especially from Austin, we must take action locally.”  Continue reading...

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