Dallas Democrats Know Shortchanging Kids is No Accomplishment (September 17, 2015)

DALLAS – Governor Greg Abbott is coming to Dallas today to tout what he describes as his "accomplishments."

Meanwhile, Greg Abbott, both as Texas Attorney General and Governor, has vowed to fight court orders, requiring the State of Texas to adequately fund public education. The future of Texas public school funding is hanging in the balance of the Texas Supreme Court. Our broken school finance system is under review by the court for the sixth time since 1984, after Republicans slashed billions from neighborhood schools, resulting in overcrowded classrooms, lower test scores, and the loss of thousands of teaching jobs.

At the same time, tens of thousands of severely disabled children may soon lose funding for ongoing therapy services designed to mitigate further physical and cognitive delays, thanks to cuts to Medicaid in the 84th Legislative session and Governor Abbott's continued refusal to accept Medicaid funds to care for the health needs of low income citizens of Texas.

Dallas County Democratic Party Chair Carol Donovan issued the following statement: 

"It's no accomplishment to deprive children of education and medical care, and it's certainly nothing to brag about.

Dallas Democrats know that shortchanging our children's education and well-being is morally, ethically, and financially wrong, and it will hurt all Texans in the long run."