Texas educators say immigrant children aren’t as much of a worry as state funding

Posted on AllSides May 9th, 2022
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Juan Figueroa/The Dallas Morning News

Texas’ school leaders say the state’s focus should be on providing a strong education for all students — unauthorized immigrants included.

Chiseling away at state funding for immigrants would hamper the state’s economy, undercut communities and do irreparable harm to those whom educators are bound to help, they said.

Gov. Greg Abbott said last week on a radio show that he wants to fight a decades-old U.S. Supreme Court case that overturned a Texas law denying enrollment and withholding state funding for students not “legally admitted” into the country.


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