Credit: Bonnie Arbittier / San Antonio Report

There is a growing consensus that Texas’ school funding system is broken – especially when well-run suburban districts such as San Antonio’s North East Independent School District are on the mat. San Antonio Democratic State Rep. Diego Bernal, who is vice chairman of the House Committee on Education, has recently expressed optimism that the Legislature is ready to address the problem. It turns out it is cautious and rather limited optimism, but optimism nonetheless. Give a listen.

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Rick Casey

Rick Casey's career spans four decades of award-winning reporting on San Antonio. He previously worked as a metro columnist for the former San Antonio Light and, later, the San Antonio Express-News.