Texas will need to spend an additional $8 billion annually in order for its students to meet the state's new college and career-readiness standards, school funding expert and educational consultant Lynn Moak testified on Monday, the Huffington Post reports.  Moak’s testimony to state District Judge John Dietz is part of an ongoing lawsuit brought by two-thirds of Texas public school districts that alleges the state’s current school finance system is unfair, inadequate and unconstitutional.  According to Moak, 47 percent of Texas’ ninth graders — about 150,000 — failed at least one of the state’s...

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