News in Brief
Texas Proposal Would Cut Textbook Budget
With the state facing a revenue shortfall that could reach $18 billion, the Texas Education Agency has outlined 10 percent cuts to K-12 education in the next two-year budget.
The proposed cuts include eliminating about $50 million that would have paid for textbooks and related materials to reflect the state's recently revised standards for English/language arts and science.
Several proposed textbook purchases in recent years have been postponed because of budget problems.
In its latest proposal, which will be presented to the legislature, the agency identified $262 million in total K-12 cuts over two years.
Vol. 30, Issue 03, Page 5