AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Charter Schools Association has filed the sixth major lawsuit over the way the state funds public education.
It argues that charter schools should have access to public money for facilities, and a statewide cap limiting the number of charter schools statewide to 215 is unfair.
The group teamed up with six parents from Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin to file a complaint Tuesday in Travis County District Court in Austin.
Charter schools receive state funding for operations. But their ranks are capped at 215.
State rules also prohibit charter schools from seeking taxpayer permission to issue bonds for school construction.
Four previous lawsuits on behalf of hundreds of school districts statewide have been filed in response to school finance legislation passed by the Texas Legislature last summer.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.