The real winner in Texas Tuesday? Public education

Thousands of residents in the Dallas, Frisco and Richardson school districts sent a strong message that kids in their communities deserve quality schools -- and they’re willing to pay more to ensure it.

Voters approved crucial tax ratification elections and bond issues in these districts that will infuse millions of dollars into schools to help pay for everything from teacher salaries to expanding prekindergarten programs -- things we know from evidence work to improve education.

It speaks volumes that the votes weren’t even close.   

Now it’s time for lawmakers in Austin to do more to help. It’s the state, after all, that has trapped so many Texas districts in financial binds with its broken and outdated funding system.

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