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Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Video: Educators visit capitol, push to restore cuts

Ask any of the estimated 2,700 members of the American Federation of Teachers who came out Monday for the group's lobby day, and they’ll tell you their top priority is restoring the $5.4 billion in cuts made last session to public education.

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Audio: Battle looms as Democrats try to restore education cuts

The Texas Legislature cut more than $5 billion from public education in 2011 to help balance the state budget. Then, last month, lawmakers were told previous revenue estimates were wrong — and that they had more than...

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Texas House might restore some education budget cuts

A small bipartisan group of House lawmakers is working on a plan to restore some of the money cut from public education in the 2011 legislative session to the state’s current two-year budget.